If Samuel Johnson was alive and well, and gadding about the Cape Helderberg region in 2024, he would no doubt post some witticism on his social media accounts to this effect: “Those who are tired of Lourensford are tired of life.”

Of course, Johnson was an 18th-century Englishman, so what he actually wrote was: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.” There are a few million Londoners who might disagree with him as they grit their teeth through a bleak January, wishing themselves in another location that affords more than constant cold and wet weather...

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