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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...

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Cape Town Climate – a User’s Guide

Cape Town Climate – a User’s Guide

If you don’t like the weather, Cape Town residents like to say, simply wait for a couple of hours and you’ll get something different. And although the climate does appear to be somewhat random, the weather in the Mother City actually follows a fairly dependable course...

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A wilderness hike at Cape Point: Gifkommetjie

A wilderness hike at Cape Point: Gifkommetjie

It must be said that the name of the place doesn’t sound that enticing: Gifkommetjie loosely translates as ‘small poison bay’ and you’ll have to clear your throat to pronounce it properly (‘hif-comma-key’ is about right). But although it’s only a short drive from the...

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Nature Shows Off: The Cape Orchids

Nature Shows Off: The Cape Orchids

Their name comes from the Greek word for testicle and sometimes they are only seen after fire has incinerated their habitat: weird, wonderful orchids have long fascinated humankind and if you thought you had to go to steaming tropical rainforests to see them, then it...

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