Country living

The joy of spending time close to nature

Cosmos country

From around February until Easter each year, the roadside and fields of the Highveld, South-western Mpumalanga and the Freestate, come alive with sugar-pink, white and claret-coloured flowers that grow tall on stems framed by feathery green leaves.  Apparently these alien plants originate from Mexico and were brought into the country as seeds stowing away in …

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Saving Tiffany

It’s Christmas morning in Wakkerstroom and delightfully it’s a little cooler than normal. We’re excited to spend the day with our friends Janet and John, who also have a house in the village. We’ve booked lunch at the Country Inn where our friends, Danny and Paula, are the accomplished chefs and owners. We’re in for …

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