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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,...
Like beer and burgers, the flowers on Rondebosch Common are always better in the afternoon. There’s no point getting there in the morning: these are Cape Town plants after all, and you know what Cape Town is like. The mornings are simply too early to do anything, and...
They say it used to take two days to haul an ox wagon from Cape Town harbour across the Cape Flats to Somerset West. At a modest distance of some 45 kilometres (28 miles) you might be wondering why it took so long. Until you visit Zandvlei Nature Reserve. Tucked away...
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.”