This page features some personal memories about playing the game. To find out how I think about football, go here.
Playing for Stellenbosch University in the South African University (SAU) tournaments was the absolute highlight of a playing career that spanned 30 years.
These were tough-looking students – SAU 1977 Pretoria
SAU (joint) champions 1978 Durban – this was the first and only time that an SU team (Maties) won any HE tournament
On our home turf in 1979, with a stronger team, we were expecting to win, but came 4th. Over-confident, over-prepared…
A photo of the 1978 team with SAU trophy that appeared in the local newspaper
Koue Bokkeveld mountains In 2009 the inaugural Rim of Africa mega-hike was aborted two days shy of our destination, Turret Peak, due to adverse weather. By then we had been on trail for 10 or 11 days. But I have always wanted to eventually get to Turret Peak, so when...read more
It’s spring in the Cape and Santie decided that she wanted to hunt a wild population of blushing brides (Serruria florida) in Assegaaiboschkloof, the valley in which the Berg River rises before it drains into the Berg River Dam. So Santie, Magdel and I set off with a...read more
Red Cederberg The name “Zoo Ridge” has always struck me as a bit of marketing hyperbole. It is a name given to an area between the Swartruggens and Skurweberg mountains in the south-eastern Cederberg. But when you get to wander through its mazes and arches and wonder...read more
At 1589 m ASL Victoria Peak is the highest summit in the Jonkershoek range. From the grassy dome one can see Table Mountain beyond Stellenbosch Mountain and Haelkop, south over the Groenland mountains above Grabouw and Elgin, the blue - and once more spreading -...read more