The Fynbos Guy Blog

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...

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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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HIKING OLD NICK: DEVIL’S PEAK

HIKING OLD NICK: DEVIL’S PEAK

It’s pure coincidence that my hiking partner for Devil’s Peak is called Nick. And anyway, he’s not especially old though come to think of it he does have a bit of an impish grin. Be that as it may, Devil’s Peak, named after a fabled encounter between a Dutch settler –...

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