Skaapboud (roasted leg of lamb) – a traditional South African Sunday lunch.

Skaapboud (roasted leg of lamb) – a traditional South African Sunday lunch.

The smell of “fynbos” – unique to the Cape, South Africa.

The smell of “fynbos” – unique to the Cape, South Africa.

The smell of the first rain of the season.  A ferocious thunderstorm strikes the hills beyond central Pretoria as the Union buildings stand proud in spotlight. (Photo copyrighted: Hougaard Malan)

The smell of the first rain of the season. A ferocious thunderstorm strikes the hills beyond central Pretoria as the Union buildings stand proud in spotlight. (Photo copyrighted: Hougaard Malan)

Waatlemoen (watermelon) – yet another South African favourite, especially in summer.

Waatlemoen (watermelon) – yet another South African favourite, especially in summer.

Good old pipe tobacco.

Good old pipe tobacco.

Starting the fire for a braai – with hardehout (hardwood).

Starting the fire for a braai – with hardehout (hardwood).

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