iizinja zasemaMpondweni

Ever since my first visit emaMpondweni in 2012, I have loved the dogs I met. This year, I turned 60. In lieu of the usual sort of celebratory gifts, I asked friends to contribute towards a sterilisation clinic for Mngcambeni village, Khutwini.   I have visited there a few times and got to know the…

Secret Cutwini

Everyone knows about Mfihlelo Falls, despite the name meaning secret. Even more famous Pondoland places are Waterfall Bluff and Cathedral Rock – probably the reason many people visit Cutwini in the first place. However, there is much more to this village than spectacular rock formations and rivers that tumble directly from cliffs into the sea….

Sweet Potatoes and Soweto Pepsi

“This mining thing – it’s like someone giving you a plate of food. You eat all the food and then you have to give the plate back,” our taxi driver, Chris, explains earnestly. “It will be a short time of mining, some people will get money and then we will be left with nothing.” Pondoland…

A Feast of Colour

One shouldn’t really describe non-edible things as “delicious” or “yummy”. I do feel though, that some experiences and colours really are succulent and tasty even though they aren’t eaten.   The ‘feast’ along the wildcoast was one such experience, and besides, this is supposedly a food blog, so I need some tenuous links at least… Blue is not…