Flower Power – A Guide to Fynbos Flowers

Flower Power – A Guide to Fynbos Flowers

What is it with flowers? Why are they are red or blue or yellow or pink or a combination thereof? Some smell like honey or fruit salad while others stink bad enough to make you wretch – what’s all that about? And why are some flowers sticky, or hidden away from sight...
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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