Author Archives: elspeth

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.

From the Visitors Book at Coral Tree Campsite

Bush Beauty Butterfly

At the moment these butterflies are fluttering around in the forest edges and among the herbs – only for a few brief months of late summer and early autumn.  Then they disappear and winter sets in.  They are wonderful to … Read More