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TOUGH AT THE TOP: CLOUD-BELT FYNBOS

TOUGH AT THE TOP: CLOUD-BELT FYNBOS

Typical. You come all the way to Cape Town for a summer holiday and what happens? The wind blows so hard you lose your favourite hat. Oh, it’s bright and sunny alright, but the beaches are filled with flying sand and the ocean has been whipped up into a frothing...

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MONKEY BUSINESS: THE CAPE POINT BABOONS

MONKEY BUSINESS: THE CAPE POINT BABOONS

Dawn over a dark Atlantic Ocean. My eyes were already open when I heard the sound of bodies moving quietly behind me. It was, however, just my family beginning to wake up. We’d spent the night on the cliffs above the beach at Olifantsbos near Cape Point and it was...

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CLOUDS: A USER’S GUIDE

CLOUDS: A USER’S GUIDE

Oh, I know you know the clouds. There’s cumulus and cumulonimbus and … er … strata-something and then … hmm … Sirius? Or is that a star? Okay, perhaps it’s time for a quick guide to the clouds, and why not? Knowing your clouds – in an outdoor setting anyway – could...

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF ELSIE’S PEAK

THE CURIOUS CASE OF ELSIE’S PEAK

What does it take to get a bit of mountain named after you? I mean, I’ve been tramping up and down these Cape Mountains for a quarter of a century and all I’ve got are dodgy knees and a stress fracture. The thought occurred to me as I was hiking Elsie’s Peak, a modest...

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