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Rob Caskie


Story Teller  • Keynote Speaker  • Cultural Guide

Reflections on an awesome October

It seems almost surreal to be writing a blog from Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo, where I find myself Guest of Great Karoo Cycling, riding the Sneeuberg Trail with 14 other cyclists. Steppes Travel invited me to be part of their travel festival at the Royal Geographical...

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Springtime reflections

Mid-September finds much of our country still pitifully dry and desperate for rain. Whilst Bell-Pottinger dominates local news, thoughts are with those in the Caribbean and America whose homes are flooded, and those in war-torn regions in the Middle East. A recent...

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September beckons

After the disappointment with pre-paid seats on Virgin to London last month, they have kindly refunded us. A recent trip to Cape Town confirmed just how serious the drought is in the Western Cape. Looking down on completely dry dams from high is pitiful, and their...

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Winter is officially almost over

After our incredible tour to England in July, we suffered the disappointment of finding our pre-paid for seats taken on the Virgin flight. With the flight absolutely full, there was no option but to accept other seats. Virgin have since promised us a refund. It has...

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July surprises

With much of South Africa still gripped by crippling drought, a friend sent me photos of large trout at Graaf Reinet desperately swimming up irrigation canals, their reservoirs dry. Our trip to Thanda Game Reserve confirming their trucking in ALL water, for lodges,...

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Winter solstice thoughts

The day after the winter solstice found us in Cape Town, enjoying very short days, and speaking at The One&Only Hotel, as part of their Guest Speaker series. My medley of South African history, with special reference to the Zulu history, was well received,...

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On the road again

Who would ever have imagined that such massive damage would result from fires raging in and around Knysna? For many, a dream holiday destination, or place to retire to, as many have, and have lost everything. Our hearts bleed for the greater Knysna community, and all...

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Up in the sky by helicopter

My last blog began with mention of Molefe, who still dominates local headlines, along with another terror attack in England. The world sadly is a very angry place. This was highlighted at a recent talk at Midlands Forum, by a lovely female doctor who spent time in...

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May happenings

With Molefe and Manchester dominating the headlines, sadly for all the wrong reasons, and Trump calling the bombers ” losers”, we continue to find so much to be grateful for every day. My work requires that I have a current First Aid certificate, so I...

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April/May meandering

Since the beginning of October 2016 and our lecture tour to the UK, Life has been very blessed and busy. Trips to Antarctica and Iguassu Falls saw 2017 off to the most auspicious start, as if any was required. The variety of opportunity thankfully coming our way...

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Post cruise March madness

Cry, the beloved country as our land lurches from one political crisis to the next. Guests on tour recently spoke of a possible “tax revolt”, yet SARS are bemoaning being R30 billion short in tax revenues – perhaps the revolt has already begun? One...

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Iguassu and São Paulo, Brazil

Karen and I went for dinner at the WISH golf resort in Brazil, and had a super meal. I noticed the waiter doing something on his cellphone, when we had finished our main meal. He arrived at our table showing me the phone. On the screen ” Would you like to try...

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