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...
Cape Town Fires: The Show is ON!

Cape Town Fires: The Show is ON!

Eight months ago I stood in mountains that looked like they had just been napalmed. The fynbos vegetation had completely disappeared, devoured by a 30 metre wall of storm-driven fire that raged mercilessly across the Cape Peninsula’s Silvermine mountains, ending only...
Cape Town Fires: The Race Begins

Cape Town Fires: The Race Begins

It’s been seven weeks since fire devastated the central mountains of the Cape Peninsula but they are already turning green. Fresh new leaves are everywhere you look, pushing skywards with unmistakable urgency; after all, fire in the fynbos is nothing less than the...

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