The ‘Makatini from Cape Town’ and the Pipe Track

The ‘Makatini from Cape Town’ and the Pipe Track

It’s a crisp, fresh morning as the Makatini from Cape Town alights from his car, dons his backpack, and with a swagger, steps out onto the well-worn path. Still in shadow, the Table Mountain towers above him on the left, while to his right the turquoise waters of the...

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The ‘Makatini from Cape Town’ and the Pipe Track

Introducing the ‘Makatini from Cape Town’

I have great pleasure in introducing you to South African-born Rory Taylor, the self-styled ‘Makatini from Cape Town’. Rory is the only son of my fun-loving and adventurous late cousin, Tommy Taylor, who came from Scotland to live in South Africa with his wife Nancy,...

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The ‘Makatini from Cape Town’ and the Pipe Track

The ‘Makatini from Cape Town’ and his two-wheeled horse

The Makatini mounts his trusty two-wheeled balancing machine, bends his knees, leans forward, then glides down the road and over the bridge into Spier Farm. His ‘horse’ responds well. With the wind in the adventurer’s hair and a wee draft up his kilt, he sets off into...

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