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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...

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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,...

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CAPE FLATS FYNBOS PART 2: THE LAST SURVIVORS

CAPE FLATS FYNBOS PART 2: THE LAST SURVIVORS

And suddenly there it was. Like discovering a grove of wild woodland on London’s Oxford Street. A patch of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos just around the corner from my house. It survives on a boggy corner of my local common – too wet for the tractor to mow – and I sploshed...

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