What is Fynbos? An Easy Introduction

What is Fynbos? An Easy Introduction

Apart from “Are we nearly there yet”, the most common question I am asked while hiking in these Cape mountains is: “What actually is fynbos?” It’s a good question. Is it a bush? Or lots of them? And why does such apparently insignificant-looking vegetation elicit such...
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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