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What a place Cape Town must have been just a few hundred years ago! Herds of antelope and zebra grazed landscapes of forests and flowers, scattering in panic at the appearance of lions and wild dogs. There were hippos in the wetlands, rhinos in the scrublands, and so...
It’s pure coincidence that my hiking partner for Devil’s Peak is called Nick. And anyway, he’s not especially old though come to think of it he does have a bit of an impish grin. Be that as it may, Devil’s Peak, named after a fabled encounter between a Dutch settler –...
Having collected 50 000 floral specimens over a lifetime of discovery, it’s fair to say that English naturalist William Burchell (1781 – 1863) knew a thing or two about plants. But even he was staggered by the flowers on Lion’s Head during a visit to Cape Town,...
What they say about me
“We wanted to write just to tell you how much fun we had hiking Lion’s Head with you and our friends back in September! We’ve been so sad to be back home – the entire trip was really wonderful. Our hike with you was definitely a highlight of our time in Cape Town.”
“Thank you so much for an absolutely fantastic and truly memorable day. The kids loved it and your interaction with them was a sight to behold! Physically challenging, interactive, educational…it was paradise, thank you for your huge role in making such an experience.”
Ian (Cape Town)
“Thank you once again for the great hikes which we thoroughly enjoyed – they were are real highlight. I am still trying to channel that feeling of standing on Table Mountain taking in the view now I am back to the office and the cool Tasmanian weather.”