Leaving on a Jetplane

Leaving on a Jetplane

We dropped off our rental at King Shaka International Airport and I was reminded of when I rushed back from South Africa four years ago when Ryan was taken ill. This departure definitely was not stressful at all for me. But leaving KZN was a little gut-wrenching for...
Winding Down in KZN

Winding Down in KZN

Backpedaling! We’ve been so busy in the Cape, I haven’t had time to update Granny Travels! So this is a condensed version of our activities before we left KZN. Breakfast with the Horses Right down the road from Mick and Debbie’s house is a race horse...
Overnight in Zululand

Overnight in Zululand

Doing a bit of catchup here! Seeing as we are already in the Cape, I am backtracking to KZN and the overnight to Mtunzini. Off to Zululand Finally heading to the beach! Somehow, we just haven’t managed to get there during all this time. The main purpose is for...
Butterflies, Booze and Bakkies

Butterflies, Booze and Bakkies

We’ve been busy! It feels like I don’t have any time to sit down and update the blog so I will break it into two! Mick and Debbie are heading out to an anniversary party and Zoze and I are having a lazy day at home. It’s a public holiday here today,...
Then There Were Three

Then There Were Three

One of the reasons I am here in South Africa is for a family reunion of sorts. With my brother Michael, or Mick as he is known, living here in Pietermaritzburg and where I have stayed on past visits, it is the logical place to gather. Sister Rosemary, or Zoze (yes we...
Driving with Confidence

Driving with Confidence

Having my own wheels is so important and the small rental is working out wonderfully well. I headed out to get the lay of the land, heading up to Howick with no plans in mind until I remembered that the Nelson Mandela Capture Site is there. Last time I was in South...
Rediscovering South Africa

Rediscovering South Africa

Wow, I’ve been here in South Africa for a week already! Time is flying by and I am making the best of it. Monday was an important day – I got our wheels! It’s a Ford Fiesta, the perfect size for Zoze, me and any bags we may have on our trips. I was a...
Getting in the Groove

Getting in the Groove

It’s taken a few days but I think I am well over jet lag, getting in the groove and starting to feel like I’m living a more or less normal life again. It is such a pleasure to not have to see or hear any American politics. Every once in a while, there will...
Landed!

Landed!

After a grueling trip, not just because it was so long, but because both legs were so full, I am ensconced in the guest casita at Mick’s in Ashburton, South Africa. As people get bigger and bigger, seats get smaller and smaller, with limited legroom in economy...