About The Fynbos Guy
The Fynbos Guy is Dominic Chadbon, a registered mountain hiking guide and nature guide. I am licensed to conduct day and overnight hikes on Table Mountain and throughout the Western Cape, including Cape Point, Hermanus and the Whale Coast, the Cape Winelands and the Cederberg mountains. My work ranges from half-day nature rambles to multi-day camping adventures.
I grew up in England and had a love for nature from as long as I can remember. A childhood safari in South Africa inspired me so much that I vowed to return, which I did during early adulthood. I worked first as a safari guide in Botswana and now as a hiking guide based in Cape Town.
All aspects of the natural world still fascinate me – birds and plants especially – and I am fortunate to live in a place where nature is in abundance. Besides the mountain environment, I also lead bird-watching trips for both casual birders and serious ones. Big animals – zebra, antelope, baboons, seals and whales – can be seen on my wildlife tours; rare orchids and carnivorous plants take centre stage on my specialist botanical tours.