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Wen ’n geskenkpak met 10 Afrikaanse boeke, onder meer Suikervry en Bloedvreemd

BloedvreemdVan Skoolbank tot BordeelbedSuikervryDie staat vs OscarBinnekring van spookasemsWeskuskos
Karoo wildsvleisOorlog-BeeldOp Pad in Suid-AfrikaVerbrand Vet Vinnig

Een gelukkige leser kan ‘n kans staan om ‘n geskenkpak te wen met 10 Afrikaanse boeke!

Op die spel is Bloedvreemd deur Juliana Coetzer; Suikervry deur Karen Thomson, Kerry Hammerton en Tamzyn Campbell; Van Skoolbank tot Bordeelbed deur Jaco Hough-Coetzee en Elanie Kruger en nog vele meer.

Die wenners sal op Vrydag, 17 Julie om 15:00 aangekondig word. Om in aanmerking te kom vir hierdie prys, besoek Jonathan Ball op Facebook, “like” en deel dié foto:



Justin Bonello Shares an Anecdote about an Elephant and His Favourite Recipe from Road Tripping

Road TrippingJustin Bonello’s latest compendium of culinary adventures, Road Tripping, was released in June this year and promises to be an even bumpier ride than before!

Upon sharing the news of his new book the author revealed his favourite recipe from Road Tripping: Lamb Kofta by Bertus Basson. He also shared an anecdote from his latest Ultimate Braai Master trip about a Baobab tree and the significance of elephants in the seeding process.

Read the story to find out why Bonello is in love with elephants and upside-down trees:

Whilst filming the Ultimate Braai Master, we travelled up to Musina in Limpopo – just an hour away from the Kruger National Park. Limpopo is baobab country and I had the pleasure of experiencing these magnificent ‘upside down’ trees in their full glory under a star gazers paradise. The picture above is an untouched photo, perfectly portraying a baobab’s beauty and incredible stature.

Try the recipe for Lamb Kofta, and remember to “do yourself a favour and get your hands messy with this one”:

You will need:

400g minced lamb
10g fresh coriander, chopped
5 g coriander seeds, toasted and crushed
5 g cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
2 garlic cloves, chopped

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A Crocodile doing the Tango with a Sunhat on its Head: Anecdotes from a Long-distance Hiking Trip

Hiking Trails of South AfricaWalking Cape TownMike Lundy\'s Best Walks in the Cape PeninsulaPaths to Pubs

Liesl Ravenscroft recently wrote an article for Wild Card Blog about a journey from the Cederberg to the Outeniqua Mountains, a 650 km trip that takes place from September to November each year.

Ravenscroft writes about the experience of long-distance hiking and shares special anecdotes from the places she saw and the people she met. She explains the allure of embarking on such a long, challenging voyage, shares photographs and imparts wisdom for first-time hikers.

For more information on walking and hiking activities, have a look at the following titles:

Hiking Trails of South Africa by Willie Olivier; Walking Cape Town: Urban walks and drives in the Cape Peninsula by John Muir; Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula by Mike Lundy and Paths to Pubs: A Guide to Hikes and Pints in the Cape Peninsula by Tony Burton.

Read the article:

John, with his vivid imagination and razor sharp wit can finally look up from his feet and start naming rock sculptures. “There, there next to the rock that looks like a kangaroo. Can’t you see it?” This said with amazement. “It’s a crocodile doing the tango with a sunhat on its head.” And Andrew looks around with a soft smile and says, “Beautiful, beautiful,” so that you don’t know if he means the dancing crocodile or the dramatic landscape.

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3 Top Stops on the Road from the Cape to Namibia

This is NamibiaSecret NamibiaSkeleton Coast
Picturesque NamibiaPicturesque Swakopmund

After perusing some beautiful books about the country, like This is Namibia by Peter Joyce and Picturesque Namibia by Sheldon Kotzé and Sandie Fitchat, you might find yourself planning a journey along the N7 from Cape Town to Namibia.

Because the journey should also be part of the adventure of travel, Ron Swilling has compiled a list of three top stops along the road to Namibia for Country Life.

Have a look at the list and be inspired:

De Tol, Piekenierskloof Pass
About 150km north of Cape Town, the Piekenierskloof Pass snakes up the mountain, leading motorists into ‘Citrus Central’. Several padstalle are dotted around Citrusdal and sell the juicy fruits during the citrus season. One of my favourites in this area, right on the top of the pass, is De Tol, housed in the 166-year-old (yes, built in 1849) toll house. It always gets my vote for its down-to-earth character, its charm and for stocking everything my ideal padstal would sell – citrus, freshly baked farm bread, dried fruit, jars of jam and blatjang, Hertzoggies, koeksisters, rusks, soetkoekies (biscuits), you name it. They even have a potjie simmering on the coals on Sundays.

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Amy Schoeman is Launching Her Book Epic Land: Namibia Exposed at the National Art Gallery of Namibia

Epic Land Invitation 15 July 2015

Epic Land: Namibia ExposedProtea is pleased to invite you to come to the launch of Epic Land: Namibia Exposed by Amy Schoeman.

The launch will take place at the National Art Gallery of Namibia in Windhoek. It promises to be a very special occasion. Epic Land is a celebration in pictures and words of the arresting beauty of the landscapes of Namibia.

Don’t miss out!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2015
  • Time: 5:30 for 6 PM
  • Venue: National Art Gallery of Namibia
    Corner of Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinart Street
    Windhoek | Map
  • Refreshments: Refreshments will be served

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Don't Miss Justin Bonello's Ultimate Burger Class at the Taste of Durban

Road TrippingJustin Bonello, traveling outdoorsman and author of Road Tripping, will be presenting Robertsons Ultimate Burger Class at the Taste of Durban.

The class is demonstration of everything you need to know in order to make your own delicious burgers in your very own home.

The Bonello will present the class twice on Friday, 24 July; once at 7:30 PM and once at 8:30 PM. Taste of Durban is taking place at Suncoast Casino, and basic tickets coast R80 (R60 for earlybirds).

Don’t miss out!

Read more about the class on Robertsons Spice’s blog:

Throughout the fun, interactive classes, Justin’s appetite for life, food, and travel – the same cravings that have driven him to gather everything he cares most deeply about, and make his world revolve around them – will be evident. “I’m really excited to be doing these Ultimate Burger Classes with Robertsons at the Taste festivals this year. Beyond the fact that I get to ‘show and tell’ what a beautiful and amazing delivery system burgers are for all those delicious flavour combinations, the bigger thrill for me is having the opportunity of meeting the rainbow nation one on one without a television set between us.

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