HOW TO COMBINE CAPE TOWN WITH A SAFARI

HOW TO COMBINE CAPE TOWN WITH A SAFARI

Combining Cape Town with a genuine safari experience requires a bit of forward planning. South Africa’s Cape region – Cape Town, the Winelands and the Whale Coast – has a very different climate to classic safari destinations like the Kruger Park, Botswana and Victoria...
CAPE TOWN NATURE: ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

CAPE TOWN NATURE: ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

I realised I started this blog all wrong. It began as a lament to the loss of nature – the rainforests are burning, the coral reefs are dying – but I should, in fact, be marvelling at the robustness of the natural world. Nature is everywhere if you know where to look,...
HAIL TO THE HEATHERS! ERICAS AND FYNBOS

HAIL TO THE HEATHERS! ERICAS AND FYNBOS

I know I’m always boasting about the diversity of fynbos vegetation but even you will go ‘wow’ at this one. The Ericas are heathers and despite their dainty, shivery-twigged appearance, it is these shrubs that best illustrate the bio-insanity of fynbos. Heathers are...

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