Cape of Storms

The Sky above Chapman’s Peak

It happened again! Heavy storms thundered across the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa – also known as the famous ‘Cape of Storms’ . Just when spring was in full swing, painting the garden with magnificent colours, these chimeras start a mad dance around Chapman’s Peak before they came slashing down along its flanks and had a feast ripping it all apart. Just that they weren’t illusions, they are real.


While we all held our breaths when the temperatures dropped from 33 to 15 degrees within just a few hours, in the desperate hope of much-needed rains, and we rejoiced when we got a little, which was a great relief for the heavily battered garden, it’s far beyond what Cape Town needs! This means that we will have to continue on 87 litres of water per head maximum until . . .

The Sky Above Chapman's Peak

The damagewas massive . . . and the rain minimal down here in Noordhoek, South of Cape Town. Our dam is almost empty to this day. And this after the ‘winter rains’.

Meanwhile, the sun is shining, smiles are creeping back on worried faces, and resiliant as always, South Africans get back up from their knees and move forward and upward again!

Three years through the worst drought we’ve ever seen down here, we still hope it will change and a miracle happens. It will!

We need everyone’s positive outlook and prayers . . .