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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...

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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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