WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN , DECEMBER 2019

FROM THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE  What a difference six months makes. Half a year ago we left the tranquility of Belvidere and small village life of Knysna, returning to our half year in Cleveland. Now we are in Cape Town, ensconced in a luxurious penthouse in Bantry Bay facing the ocean and the […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA , MAY 2019 2018-2019 SEASON’S END

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling, and the breath of winter is being felt at the tip of Africa. We ended our season in Knysna with one more trip to Cape Town, then a few days in the north at a national medical conference in Pretoria, before leaving for a few days […]

Wulf Utian’s Letter from Knysna, April 2019

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA , APRIL 2019 SOUTHERN AFRICA IN CRISIS March has not been a good month for Southern Africa. To the north of South Africa climate change resulted in the worst natural disaster ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. A cyclone hit Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. One town alone in Mozambique, […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA, MARCH 2019

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA BACK TO EXPLORING MARCH 2019 We start many days of the week with an early morning walk on the pristine beach at Buffalo Bay, and I mean pristine. We usually have the half-moon 6km (3.8 miles) stretch of white soft sand to ourselves and at most the 8-10 people we […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA, FEBRUARY 2019

Food and politics seem to be the most frequent subjects I am questioned about in response to my monthly ramblings. Food? Yes. For example, are there good places to eat in Knysna? I mean, can you find pasta in Italy? Knysna, although a small town, is remarkably cosmopolitan in its population and visitors. Amongst the dozens […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM KNYSNA, JANUARY 2019

Hectic. Seven different beds in our first 28 days, and the heavy pace has continued. Notable was a weekend we spent with Brett and Michelle in a friend’s beachside villa in the Wilderness, a charming village below the dramatic Kaaimans river pass, trapped between the Outeniqua mountains behind and the long white-sand beach in front. The […]

Letter from Knysna December 10, 2018

The pendulum of our lives has swung yet again. Six months. Six months. Six months. Yet what a difference six months makes. We left Cleveland on a grey gloomy day from a country depressed by the ugly divide of partisan politics, a falling stock market, and a President who has lost any semblance of self-control. […]