Category Archives: Stories and encounters

The sky’s the limit – humbling encounters in Kliptown

TK’s walking tour of Kliptown Last year I was privileged to join a walking tour of Kliptown led by Ntokoza Dube aka TK . Kliptown is one of the oldest parts of Soweto and also one of its most neglected areas. I am no politician and have no sense of how long it takes to […]

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Local is lekker: a gift hamper to celebrate a guest’s birthday

Welcome to South Africa with a gift hamper of specially South African delicacies and treats Guests from the U.S stayed at Liz at Lancaster a few week-ends back and to celebrate Duane’s birthday, his daughter asked me to make him a gift hamper. Lots of local  goodies went into the pack …. and they loved […]

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The soft life in Africa

As happy as a pig with a pillow A friend received this e-mail from a friend in Zim and sent me this picture and story which I thought was delightful. They had been away at a game park and on the first evening, while sitting in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown […]

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South Africa’s Classic FM finds fans in New York

Liz at Lancaster’s radio guide results in US visitors tuning in to Classic FM on their return home Recently we had guests from New York stay here at Liz at Lancaster, one of whom was Molly-Vivian Huang, an accomplished concert pianist.   They were visiting South Africa for a niece’s wedding up near Kruger,  and I wrote […]

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A sign in a rubbish bin!

Was this a message in a garbage can? Liz at Lancaster has just received a new batch of house wine: a cabernet sauvignon/merlot  red from Stellenbosch and a Chenin blanc white.  These are very drinkable wines at reasonable prices R52 a bottle for the red and R45 for the white. Recently, we had guests who […]

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