Author Archives: elspeth

New Products in the Glass Shop

Our daughter, Franci, is a talented artist and has now introduced wonderful coasters for sale in the shop. They will make very useful and novel gifts and useful to have at home also.

Frida’s View – makeover

Lots of action at Frida’s View during lockdown. We’ve ripped out the steel cottage pane windows and are busy making lovely large wooden frames. As soon as they are varnished we’ll put them in and be ready for business. But … Read More

Coral Tree Campsite update

In the February edition of Caravan and Outdoor Life an article appeared about the campsite. Richard van Ryneveld has stayed at the campsite before and offered to do another article, which was very enthusiastic and complimentary. But the best is … Read More

The Campsite and Lockdown

The one thing about Lockdown is that the campsite was looking lonely so we went up to braai there – what a special place. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

New lights from the Art Glass Shop

I was asked to design a set of light fittings for an exhibition. Here are the results.

Avocado Blossoms

The recent rain was a boost for the blossoms on the avocado trees – after just harvesting the avocados the trees need all the help they can get to prepare for the next season.

A Bit of Rain

A couple of days of early mist and light drizzle makes the colours so intense – a walk along the river is a must. Everything looks refreshed!

Coral Tree in bloom at the Campsite

August is a wonderful time of year in Magoebaskloof – the Erythrina is in full bloom. The splash of red flowers in between the new green leaves is very striking – and the Samango monkeys love the nectar from the … Read More

Expanding the Herbs

The time has come again that we have to enlarge our herb growing area due to demand for fresh herbs. So an old road gets converted into beds which will soon have lovely fresh herbs growing there.

Another comment from the campsite

This comment was one of our early campers – since then we have had so many happy folk coming to stay.