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Simon Blackburn travelled to Port Elizabeth, his home town, to regale the tragic story of the iconic Battle of Spioenkop during the Second Anglo-Boer War between 1899 and 1902.
Simon was speaking at a fundraiser for victims of the Eastern Cape Thornhill fires. The event was held at the GFI Art Gallery, which is now running an exhibition by John Meyer , South Africa’s leading contemporary realist artist. The collection is a powerful and emotionally raw demonstration of the truth about war and the people affected by it. The expansive oil paintings weave history, imagination and narrative into a multi-layered realm that deals with the tragedy of war. They are at once compelling, delicate, emotional and foreboding.
“Whether you’re five yrs old or ninety-five, hearing a story well told is gripping…Lets rekindle the lost art of story-telling.” – Simon
Love getting to know where our food comes from and how it is made. At Three Trees we feel that it is very important to meet your suppliers & find out where your products really come from. Supporting small local businesses in the area really means that you are investing in a long term, sustainable future.Authentic style Dutch cheese crafted in Greytown (which happens to be on the school run..) that only uses the finest, freshest raw natural ingredients to produce this fine Gouda style boerenkaas. #justwisecheese #justwisefarm
Out and about exploring rock paintings in the mountains with local guide Hlengi, employed by Siyapambili tours ( Elijah Mbonane founder) at Royal Natal National Park – 60km from Three Trees. Guests from Three Trees can arrange a picnic wit the lodge before driving themselves to the park. A fairly short walk (approximately 40 minutes) to the overhang where the paintings can be seen. The interpretation makes the experience well worth while, even though the site has been vandalised in the past.
Gin & Tonic are 2 ginger rescue-cats that were given to us by a neighbour. These are no ordinary cats! At 9 weeks old, Tonic has decided to join us on a game walk through the reserve. Sticking with us, not venturing far at all, she kept up the whole way.