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The week that was

 

* Trips and Tours

* Reflections of my life

* Podcast

* Pass of the week

* Words of wisdom


At MPSA HQ in Cape Town, our offices have suddenly burst into life with a surge in inquiries on tours and the various services we offer. It's wonderful to see the tide turning. From the fearful masses with masks, there is a definite change of mind-set taking place. People want to travel again. People are tired of living in fear. Tired of the isolation.They want their lives back again. 

We have had one cancellation for our Ben 10 V3 Tour in mid September, so if you would like to drive the challenge in the safety of a group and enjoy the incredible scenery, camaraderie and fun of this tour, you can read up on all the details as well as sign up on this link: BEN 10 V3 TOUR.  As an indicator of the popularity of the tour, two of the places have been booked by guests who have done the Ben 10 V2 tour. Yes, it's that good.

Our new tour - the Swartberg Tour 2020 - will be our last multiple day tour of the year. We have set provisional dates for the tour: 27th to 31st October. As always the Swartberg Tours are very popular and we can only take 10 vehicles. Drop us an email if you want to pre-book a place on this tour: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are working on a few day tours over the November/December period, including a tour that will be able to be driven in a normal car.


Reflections of my life

Cookhouse, Eastern Cape - 1954

(A chapter from a proposed book currently being written by your editor)

My first bottling plant. A true story unearthed from the dust of the Karoo. This photo shows the neighbour’s two kids, Brian and Edith Brandsten posing with me (far right). I think I was the only fair haired kid in the entire Karoo. I stood out like a sore thumb.

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