The Fynbos Guy Blog

THE STRANDVELD: WELCOME HOME

THE STRANDVELD: WELCOME HOME

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...

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FYNBOS BIRDS: WORTH WALKING FOR

FYNBOS BIRDS: WORTH WALKING FOR

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...

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BACKYARD BEASTS: A FYNBOS GARDEN

BACKYARD BEASTS: A FYNBOS GARDEN

AAAAAAUUUGHHHH!! Sorry, they come out sometimes. Oh, I know lockdown is hard for everyone but remember we’re talking here about someone who was outdoors surrounded by nature every 2.2 days last year. It’s killing me. But every time my wife yells – staccato – “Will you...

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WALKING IN THE WOODS: FYNBOS AND FORESTS

WALKING IN THE WOODS: FYNBOS AND FORESTS

If, heaven forbid, you were hiking with me in the Cape mountains and we saw a fire sweeping towards us, my instruction might surprise you: “Run for the trees!” People from the northern hemisphere and Australia would look at me like I were a lunatic: we all know pine...

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