Author Archives: John Rose

Secret Garden?

A couple of times each working day I lock my computer and take my empty cup back to the kitchen on my office floor. Placing the empty ceramic cup on the coffee machine I subconsciously pick ‘Flat White’ from the array of buttons, avoiding the ‘too sweet’ hazelnut mocha option and the pedestrian ‘Long Black’ […]

These Routes were made for Walking…

And that’s just what I’ll do, because one of these days I’m gonna walk all over you!! Great weather, amazing scenery and a cheap place to buy running shoes and active wear all combine to create the perfect cocktail called ‘Hiking Trail’ New South Wales has over 2,000 km of coastline and a ton of […]

All that Glitters…

We would spend our last day of the holiday in the city of Johannesburg (JoBurg from now on). Our original plan had been to just chillax and stay around the pool of our hotel and enjoy the last few hours of freedom before our flight back to Australia and work loomed. Three years ago that […]

Garden Route Days 3-5: A Hop, a Skip and a….

Jump We did our skip on Day 1, our hop on Day 2. Now it was time for a 275 km jump for Day 3 to our last major stop on the Garden Route – Knysna. We would pretty much stick to the N2 Highway for most of today’s trip passing through the agricultural plains […]

Garden Route Part 2: Swell Day!

Day 2 involved less driving and a bit of a scenery change as we broke through the Hottentots-Holland mountains and into the veld. But first we had to navigate the mountain pass. It began peacefully with stunning vista and inviting photo stops but it was on this stretch of road that we discovered how crazy […]

Garden Route Part 1 – Cape Crusaders

We had spent a few days in Cape Town. Visited Robben Island and it’s prison. Immersed ourselves in the Kruger and it’s wildlife and had some nice wine. After all that it was time for a Road Trip!! The plan was to make our way to the Cape of Good Hope and then tack our […]

In the French Corner…

Wine Country – Franschoek and Stellenbosch After a great few days in the Sabi Sands part of the Kruger National Park we got on another flight back to Cape Town International Airport. Landing at 4pm we quickly got our luggage and picked our rental car and it was on the road we went. A short […]