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Can we stop using the word "winter?" May through September in the Western Cape is the Rainy Season. We use that phrase in the rest of Africa; it beats me why we insist on calling it winter down here in Cape Town. The Cape’s Rainy Season is just that: between 70- to...
Sorry to tell you this but Fynbos is a tight-fisted so-and-so. As beautiful as it is, this vegetation is so lacking in things to eat that even Bear Grylls would end up ordering in. Apart from a handful of Iris bulbs, nearly all fynbos plants are inedible: very few...
In the 1980s, a pair of British researchers decided to see just how many birds live in fynbos. For two years they trapped and recorded fynbos birds at various sites across the mountains in the south-western Cape. One place was Swartboskloof – Black Bush Ravine - deep...
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.”