THE BONEYARDS OF CAPE POINT

THE BONEYARDS OF CAPE POINT

For all my boasting about the abundance of natural life at Cape Point, there’s one other thing you’ll see of lot of there. And that’s death. It’s everywhere – bones, skulls, old carcasses, broken tortoises and discarded seashells – but don’t be surprised: Cape...
FYNBOS IN AUTUMN: TIME OF PLENTY

FYNBOS IN AUTUMN: TIME OF PLENTY

Like a big hot engine that’s just been switched off, Cape Town’s dry summer begins to cool down in March. It’s still warm at times – often extremely – but clouds are hovering on the horizon and subtle movements are afoot in the fynbos. Plants have withstood the...
CAPE TOWN’S BEST NATURE RESERVES

CAPE TOWN’S BEST NATURE RESERVES

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...

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