Travel Review: A Springbok Experience at the V & A Waterfront’s green-and-gold Rugby Museum

With the 8th edition of the Rugby World Cup set to kick-off in England on September 18th, I decided that it was past time that I head to the beautiful V & A Waterfront’s ‘Springbok Experience’ Rugby Museum on last Saturday’s glorious morning. I’ve been wanting to go for about a year now and had determined to visit before the […]

Freedom Day 2015: A Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 2)

(To see Part 1 of my review, please see: After the Key Ceremony, we all gathered around the small bronze cannon near the pathway’s edge, knowing that now, at last, we’d get to watch (and hear) the Signal Cannon being fired as the two gentlemen from the Cannon Association* were willing to show off their fine little cannon. * […]

Freedom Day 2015: A Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 1)

For me, it seemed particularly apt that my first ever (though long anticipated) visit to the Castle of Good Hope (or, to use its Dutch name, Casteel De Goede Hoop), originally built in 1666, should come on Freedom Day – a day that commemorates my country’s first democratic election – given the Castle’s historical significance* and its positioning, which sets […]

Travel Review: Sun International’s ‘SunStar’: A Shining Beacon of Hope Atop Signal Hill

Last year in mid-November, Cape Town CBD dwellers watched from afar with interest as a mystery construction was being set up on the historic Signal Hill. This generated quite a bit of excited chatter among observant residents. Then, on the night of November 19th, for the very first time, a man-made star lit up Signal Hill’s crown and out of […]