The Return of Cape Flats Fynbos

The Return of Cape Flats Fynbos

I’ve just moved house from the outskirts of Cape Town’s central business district to the Cape Flats. When I saw my new garden, a windblown, sun-baked sandy wasteland, tears welled up in my eyes. Not out of disappointment you understand, but out of pure excitement....
More Than a Pretty Face

More Than a Pretty Face

The seventeenth century Dutch settlers might have looked at you a bit oddly had you mentioned to them at the time that their future depended on fynbos. For them, fynbos was ‘fine bush’ – not a reference, perhaps, to the small needle-like leaves shared by so many...

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