Best of Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park

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Planning your “bucket list” safari to South Africa? Make sure to include a stay in Cape Town, the country’s coastal capital, where African, European, and Asian cultures meet. This city, positioned on the Cape Peninsula, is also (allegedly) where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This dubious distinction actually goes to Cape Agulhas, which lies further along the coast… Continue reading Best of Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park

Kirstenbosh in Pictures

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The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are a without a doubt the most beautiful gardens in the world. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, these gardens display the best that the Cape Floral Kingdom has to offer and in doing so provide a haven for wildlife. On a recent visit to the gardens we were in for a treat. Every… Continue reading Kirstenbosh in Pictures

Birding and Botany in the Darling Hills

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Last week a group of us headed out to the Darling Hills on a road trip filled with birding and botany. The Western Cape never fails to amaze me with its charming destinations and endless secrets. The day yielded a lifer (Curlew) and four new species for my birding year list. On top of this we were treated to… Continue reading Birding and Botany in the Darling Hills

Silvermine Revisited

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Last week Mayur and I returned to the Silvermine Nature Reserve to try hunt down some orchids up Steenberg peak in Silvermine East. Unfortunately the season was too early for us to catch the species we were after but nevertheless we were treated to some lovely finds. The sandy flat areas as well as the rocky slopes were full of Sundews… Continue reading Silvermine Revisited

Cape Town’s Best Bets

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As I mentioned in my last post on Table Mountain National Park, no visit to South Africa is complete without a stay in Cape Town. Before you embark on a Kruger safari adventure, set aside a few days for some urban exploration. This coastal city overflows with natural wonders and historic sites so make sure to take time to cover… Continue reading Cape Town’s Best Bets