The Incredible Horseshoe Guest Farm

Nestled in one of those breathtaking valleys at the foothills of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Mountains, lies The Horseshoe Guest Farm. You first notice it when you drive over the Normandien pass – the farm is surrounded by huge bluegums on the perimeter that all look exactly the same on the horizon; like they could have been cloned at their inception. Driving down into the valley you are met with rolling yellow grasslands which are surrounded on all sides by a 360 degree view of the distant blueish-grey mountains. It will…

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The Travels of the South African Family Robbertze

The SA Family Robbertze Ever heard of the Swiss Family Robinson? It’s a classic tale about a family of six that was shipwrecked in the East Indies on their way to Australia. Written in 1812 by Johann Wyss, it chronicles the adventures of a mother, father and their four boys on an island which is often described as ‘geographically impossible’ for its great variety of plants and mammals. The text is riddled with moral life lessons – true to form for the literature of the day. For years I thought…

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