Growing tiny homes in South Africa: Green Route

The PanGoPod is a go-anywhere tiny home and when I was writing a story about tiny homes in South Africa Dr Pete Laver, the creator of the PanGoPod invited me to try out the PanGoPod for a night. Finally, I would see for myself what tiny house living was like

Catching up in the south: Green Route

A year since lockdown in SA. And time to catch up and post some photos of green spaces and places in and around Cape Town.

Lingering at the Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay: Green Route

When we arrived at the Old Rectory the first thing I did once we’d checked in to our private garden apartment with its own terrace was go looking for the swimmer girl.

Claire Erasmus from Urban Foxglove shares her essentials in Obs: Green Route

Urban Foxglove Garden Design and Essentially Obs Co-op have teamed up to bring you a combination of specialty indoor and edible plants and a new space to showcase the behind the scenes of the already existing creative and multi-skilled Obs community.

Carmen Life breathes energy into Essentially Obs pop-up co-op: Green Route

In this week’s Lockdown Life I chat to Carmen Life, one of four women from the neighbourhood who have opened a co-op in Obs

Meet PE’s seed saver and coffee maker Rushka Johnson: Green Route

By Rushka Johnson in Port Elizabeth I am 43, and grew up all around South Africa, from Cape Town, to Mmabatho, Mafikeng, Clarens – where we lived mostly in the wild, barefoot and roaming the hills – Bethlehem with an old horse named Billy and living off fruit, King William’s town and then at 17,Continue reading “Meet PE’s seed saver and coffee maker Rushka Johnson: Green Route”

Window shopping local design in Kalk Bay: Green Route

I love the boutiques in Kalk Bay, especially Catacombes. Take a peek at some of my favourite shops along the Main Road. Jane Valken is another boutique selling dreamy designs. I didn’t go inside Saint Siena this time but how pretty is the aloe. GRZA PROMO DISCOUNT WITH COSMIC BAZAAR – 10% OFF To buy the Canna OilContinue reading “Window shopping local design in Kalk Bay: Green Route”

My new appreciation for meandering in Muizenberg and Kalk Bay: Green Route

I took these photos under lockdown Level 5 and 4. I wanted to capture the empty streets of Muizenberg and the store fronts in Kalk Bay.

Conservationist Rebecca Dames appreciates the beauty of Grootbos: Green Route

‘Nature did not come to a standstill in lockdown,’ says Rebecca Dames, 25, Conservation Manager for Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Stanford