Category Archives: South Coast South Africa

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Candid Shots

Cee has another fun challenge – candid shots!
I’ve always found my best candid shots come from taking photos of my daughter, who does some cute, but also odd things at times.

Here is one of her playing on the beach. I anticipated her jumping off the rock so caught it just in time:



This guy was selling sunglasses on the beach and I was so impressed with the cool way he carried them in an old surfboard, I just had to capture it:



Contrary to what you may believe, this guy was not posing for the camera. I caught a snap while hearing him explain to his buddy how he’s full-time pineapple, part-time beach bum:


So, a donkey walks into a bar and orders a Coke…




There is this cute to-die-for family bar in Ramsgate, called Pistols Saloon – which is in the South Coast of South Africa. It is a Western Cowboy themed bar, with its own Wild West Museum.
But the best part is their resident donkey, Huckleberry!  I don’t drink but I had to go to see him. Animals always attract me. He just roams on in whenever he feels the need to drink Coca Cola out of the can, munch on carrots and receive adoring pats and rubs from the patrons. Isn’t he adorable? 



What I really like is that the owners are animal-friendly conscious:



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View from the outside area

View from the outside area

Resident Kitty

Resident Kitty



Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times

One of my favourite things are Water Parks! I’m like a kid in a candy store when I’m there. We decided that the best way to celebrate the end of our recent holiday was at a Waterpark at the Wild Coast Sun, on the South Coast of South Africa. Let it be mentioned that I had no shame going down the kiddy supertubes with my toddler. 😉
The view from the top of the supertubes is breathtaking because the park is situated right next to the ocean!


That’s little old me up there!


Kiddie section


This massive pineapple fills up with water every few minutes and comes crashing down on all the kids – kid smash! Yeah!

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Share Your World – 2013| Week 33

I decided to participate in Cee’s fun Share your World series. So here goes!

If you could live in any OTHER time, when would it be and why?
Back in the garden of Eden, before the stupid apple was eaten. There I could live my life the way it was supposed to be – among animals, in perfect bliss where no children or animals are abused like they are today

If you were given a yacht today, what would you name it?

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)
Cloudy with a chance of a Johannesburg thunderstorm! This is my first day back at work after an awesome week’s break at the sea! Boring! This is what I left behind, do you blame me?


List at least two things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Easy – animals and the ocean! I’m at the most peace and joy when I’m around either of the two, and you can never catch me in a foul mood then!


Padkos and Beaches

I have arrived at the sea with my feet nestled in beach sand! My husband won a competition through work- a week’s holiday at the coast, free accommodation!

We left at 4am and the trip got off to a rough start- the worst highway in the world resides in South Africa. The infamous N3 that claims lives every damn day. So there was a massive accident and they closed the whole highway. How inconvenient. Which means we had to detour and travel on this hideous farm road for an hour until we got back onto the highway. How inconvenient. Dust was our view the entire time. At least I saw a teeny tiny calf that had just been born!

But at least we have ‘padkos’- an Afrikaans term for snacks while traveling. As a South African, not having biltong on board is unpatriotic.

So I’m lapping up our sunny skies and 30 degree C weather! Until next time! 🙂