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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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