We all have these photos … throwback photos!

It’s described as ‘nostalgia-inducing pictures … from a different era of your life”.

Every Thursday we will throw a photo of ‘way back when’ on our blog. Why on a Thursday? Because it’s just a day away from the weekend … and we love weekends!

You are welcome to join in or just enjoy the photos (#TB Thursday).


Rugby World Cup 1995:

The year 1995 will be remembered by South Africans for a very good reason … this was the year that the national rugby team of South Africa, The Springboks, won their first Rugby World Cup (that was also hosted in South Africa). It was described as an iconic moment in the history of South African sport.

Our first road trip together:

But it will also be remembered by Berto and me as the year that we took our first road trip together (one of many that would follow in the next 27 years). We travelled from Alexander Bay to Kimberley and then ended our trip in Cape Town.


Kimberley is the capital and largest city of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The city has considerable historical significance due to its diamond mining past and the siege during the Second Anglo-Boer war. You will also find the largest man-made excavation in the world here.

Berto searching for diamonds at the Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley, South Africa

We visited the Kimberley Mine Museum in April 1995 – one of the best open-air museums in the world and situated right next to the world-renowned Big Hole.

Finding myself in the bandstand at the Kimberley Mine Museum, Kimberley, South Africa

  • Next week we’ll do another throwback to this specific trip
  • The above photos were scanned

34 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #6

      1. Ja, dit het baie verander … en ongelukkig nie ten goede nie 😔. Dit was baie verwaarloos en vuil rondom die Groot Gat. Maar dalk het dit intussen verbeter (ons was immers meer as 10 jaar laas daar) – mens kan mos maar net hoop!


    1. Haha Una 😁 … dit voel soos ‘n leeftyd terug! Tog, as ek so na die foto’s kyk, voel dit soms of nie veel dinge verander het nie. Wel, ek sukkel deesdae om op my hurke te sit … 😅, maar andersins voel ek nog soos in 1995!


  1. Love, love, love these photos. You both look great, Berto very dashing I must say. I remember watching South Africa lift the trophy on TV, it was the first time I had ever paid rugby any attention as a spectator’s sport.

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    1. Berto was a very handsome young man when I met him back in 1993 (well, he still is of course – I mean handsome, but not so young any more 😅). Yes, winning the Rugby World Cup back in 1995 was probably one of the best sporting highlights in South African history – I still get goosebumps when I think back to that final!

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    1. I remember he mentioned this to me earlier. I love ‘walking back’ on our old footsteps, I can’t believe how much has changed in the last 20+ years! We wish you and Terry a Happy New Year too … may you continue to discover the beauty of France (and other countries)!

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    1. That’s so true Linda! And we got tested thoroughly 😄 … fortunately, it worked out quite well! I have great memories of that first road trip – and it was actually during this holiday that I realised I could spent the rest of my life with Berto 😉.

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