The Fynbos Guy Blog

What is Fynbos? An Easy Introduction

What is Fynbos? An Easy Introduction

Apart from “Are we nearly there yet”, the most common question I am asked while hiking in these Cape mountains is: “What actually is fynbos?” It’s a good question. Is it a bush? Or lots of them? And why does such apparently insignificant-looking vegetation elicit such...

read more
Diamonds in the Rough: Rondebosch Common

Diamonds in the Rough: Rondebosch Common

It’s been burnt by countless fires, over-grazed by generations of livestock, commandeered as a military camp and used as a cricket pitch. Urban development has nibbled away at its edges, reducing it to 40 hectares (100 acres) in size while alien grasses continue their...

read more
Red Hill: a Fynbos Treasure Box

Red Hill: a Fynbos Treasure Box

Lying quietly between Simons Town on the Indian Ocean and Scarborough on the Atlantic, the Red Hill mountains are largely unknown even to locals. But it is an easy hiking environment of mostly flat paths meandering around a pair of reservoirs, and Red Hill currently...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest