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John Ford
South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty
South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

— One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs. A moment of what the ...? And then we realized that we were standing in the middle of a small herd of horses, including two mares and their foals, that roam the South African eco-retreat outside Gansbaai. It was a perfect mother-child moment and a symbol of new beginnings in this Southern Hemisphere spring. We were on a mother-daughter voyage of our own as we ventured off the beaten track across South Africa's Western Cape province,...