Our friends invited us to a vacation house in Hartbeespoort Dam, which is located about an hour outside of Joburg in the North West Province. It was created for irrigation purposes and it was finished in 1925 on land that was once owned by the Boer General Schoeman. It was a great opportunity to show my sister some scenery and spend time with friends. We had a lovely time swimming, braai-ing, and playing Viking Chess on the edge of the dam while the sun went down (so I wandered off with my camera)…P even went golfing with the boys which he hasn’t done since we moved here. The beautiful vacation homes have thatched roofs so the spikes you see in the last picture are their lightning rods. Africa: our life can be so rough here.