The Pelargonium Brief


What I notice most about these flowers, are how hardy they are. They have surprised me by growing almost wherever I have planted them. What surprised me even more, was that I thought they were Geraniums! and that most of these species are indigenous to South Africa. They are found mainly along the east and west coasts … Continue reading The Pelargonium Brief

HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS


*Guest Room with shared bathroom in a early 1900's settlers period, rustic renovated  farmhouse. Perfect for a stop over en-route through the eastern Cape, or a central point to explore the Sunshine Coast. Own entrance from the front stoep through a cozy seating area (currently being renovated, guests are welcome to use the stoep which has a 4 seater picnic/pub bench), that … Continue reading HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS

San or Saint…Pedro?


Huachuma - San Pedro, is known for and has a history of medicinal and shamanic use - huachumeros a male shaman or Huachureras a female shaman. (try to pronounce huachureras correctly and really quickly 10 times in a row!) The plant is native to the Andes mountains especially around the regions of Ecuador, Peru and … Continue reading San or Saint…Pedro?

The Workman’s Friend


When things go wrong and will not come right, Though you do the best you can, When life looks black as the hour of night - A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN. When money's tight and hard to get And your horse has also ran, When all you have is a heap of … Continue reading The Workman’s Friend

A thing of beauty.


From the moment you arrive at Ramblers Rest, you are greeted and embraced with beauty. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well I challenge any eye to behold the sites and sounds found on this piece of earth, and not be won over. As I mentioned in previous articles we are in … Continue reading A thing of beauty.

Radio Kalahari Orkes


22nd December 2017 - 19h00 Tickets: R150 (each) 'Like & Follow' our page for more upcoming information on this event and more. Prebook your ticket by contacting/visiting The Ploughman Puby: The Ploughman Pub 723 Trappes St Bathurst 082 539 3662

The Official Hottest Chilli!


Just read an article about the hottest chilli in the world, Dragons Breath, developed by Mike Smith a hobby grower from Wales. Also unpacked my backpack and realised I had two gifts of chilli pods with seeds from Homegrown Nurseries. The Dragons Breath has not been certified by Guinness World Records, but is in the process as … Continue reading The Official Hottest Chilli!