You might never set foot in the wild country of Kempton Park, until this Sunday. Gerald Clark and friends are playing a Sunday Lunch Show at Nice To Meat You. A great place, with fantastic people and the best food. This week gourmet pizzas are on the menu. And what's more, bring your kids, there's a playground to keep them busy while you enjoy the soulful voice of our country's best blues musician.


NIROX Valentine's Slow Blues Festival

Fall in love with nature and the arts in the Cradle of Humankind this Valentine's Day.
On Sunday 12 February some of the finest local Blues talents will celebrate "slow-blues", drawing inspiration from John Mayall's seminal 1969 recording 'The Turning Point', performed live at the Fillmore East in New York.

Artists will forego percussion - deriving their rhythm and beat from diverse instruments - cello, flute, keys, saxophone, harmonica, percussive voice and backing harmony.

The programme:
- Albert Frost
- Gerald Clark
- Ann Jangle
- Gunshot Blue
- Tidal Waves
- Manny Walters

The spectacular surroundings of NIROX Sculpture Park offer an oasis in which to enjoy a day of leisurely romance.

Cuisine courtesy of the Epicurian Emporium – a collective of high-end diverse food traders - emphasising healthy and locally sourced options.

Lovers and friends are invited to enjoy a day of fine food, Blues legends, nature and art.

Gates open at 10h00.
Tickets are available for online pre-sale from at R330.
Tickets for sale at the gate at R360 – subject to availability.


STRAB 2016 was a jol, but Gerald and I always look forward to our adventures more than anything else when heading over the border. This year we decided to swim with the dolphins again. With such warm water and these majestic animals, we couldn't resists. 

It's an early morning wake up call as I tickle Gerald and one of our friend's feet, it's dark and after a night of dancing, there's no time for coffee. As we stepped into The Dolphin centre we were greeted by Wayne and his team, snorkel fittings, and a cup of 'boeretroos'. Sune, our friend, packed Ouma rusk. Perfect. 

The team at Ponta has an incredible bond with a group of wild dolphins and therefor it's rare to encouter them so naturally. The Dolphin Centre crew's dedication to conservation of their magnificent surroundings are one of the first things you will notice and with their knowledge of the area and these mammals, they intrigue you with stories while you learn more about the dolphins. 

This time around, we didn't spot any fins, unfortunately, but you cannot control nature. Our trip didn't end there, we were taken to a beautiful reef where we spent some time snorkelling – we instantly forgot the MIA mammals. The ocean even made for the perfect setting for a Scenic Session, which in turn contributed to the wrong side of motion sickness. 

Ponta do Ouro, is a special place and not far if you live in the north of the country. So, when planning your next holiday, keep some money aside for your dolphin swim. It's truly amazing.

Check their site out and see what they have to offer:

We will definitely see Wayne and his team at The Dolphin Centre on our next trip to Mozambique.


Getting ready to record.


Gerald Clark will soon be heading to the studio to record his 4th album. He is taking a different approach this time round, collecting vintage amps, guitars, and more (his keeping them secret for now) to create a groundbreaking fusion of sound!

He will be joined by a host talented South African musicians, Schalk van der Merwe, Tim Rankin, Jono Sweepman, Guy Collins, Simon Orange, Luna Paige and Ongx Mono.

Watch this space.