THE BONEYARDS OF CAPE POINT

THE BONEYARDS OF CAPE POINT

For all my boasting about the abundance of natural life at Cape Point, there’s one other thing you’ll see of lot of there. And that’s death. It’s everywhere – bones, skulls, old carcasses, broken tortoises and discarded seashells – but don’t be surprised: Cape...
Cape Point after the Storm

Cape Point after the Storm

If you’ve ever got out of the car at Cape Point and watched helplessly as your hat sails over the viewing rail then you’ll be comforted to know that the place to which we send over a million visitors a year has – officially – the worst weather anywhere on South...
Monsters of Cape Point!

Monsters of Cape Point!

Toxic tentacles! External stomachs! Bristly feet! And they’re … uhm … four centimetres long and live in little rock pools. But hey, the denizens of the not-so- deep are still pretty intimidating when seen close up. And there’s no better place to see these beasts than...
A Cape Point Hike at Low Tide

A Cape Point Hike at Low Tide

As I stepped onto the beach at Olifantsbos in the Cape of Good Nature Reserve I realised that something was very… different. The tidal range in the Cape is usually modest, rarely dropping more than a metre and a bit. But today the ocean had retreated well over...

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