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Dark caverns and blind critters

For those of us lucky enough to have spent time on Table Mountain we are well aware of how unique and diverse some of her species are, with some found nowhere else on earth. Few visitors, however, have ever ventured into the network of caves, home...

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Cape Point – Table Mountain National Park

Pristine fynbos in full spectacular floral bloom and a vista of views across False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is just a fraction of what can be expected when visiting the Cape Point section of the Table Mountain National Park. With a number of day-walks...

Fynbos

Fynbos is not easy to define, but it is essentially a term for an evergreen, hard-leafed shrubland vegetation type, or collection of plants, that is primarily associated with nutrient-poor soils and often, though not exclusively, with a winter-rainfall Mediterranean-type climate. It is characterised by four...

The African Penguin – Fading away to Extinction!

When Vasco Da Gama first rounded the Cape a few hundred years ago, African Penguins numbered in their millions. Today, the global population stands at around 30 000 pairs and with the population of this iconic seabird falling at 20% per annum (equating to a...

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Our famous life giving tablecloth

Table Mountain’s dramatic tablecloth is almost as famous as the mountain itself. Pouring over the table top like a magnificent waterfall or slowly sneaking through her crevices, this cloud formation creates more than just a dramatic photographic opportunity for tourists, it creates life. The cloud...

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Chapman’s Peak

Still one of my all-time favourites, this quick run/hike gets the blood pumping in minutes with a steep ascent to the top, where you are rewarded with some of the most spectacular 360 degree views in the country. You can either start at the toll booth...

Marine biodiversity in the Fynbos region

Often overlooked in the awe and wonder that the terrestrial species evoke is the equally remarkable and spectacular marine biodiversity that surrounds the Table Mountain chain. This is because two ocean current systems meet and merge off its southern tip – the cold Benguela current in...

Purple vygies, Namaqua National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Animals of the Fynbos region

While its plants have, understandably, commanded most attention, the Fynbos region also contains several categories of the animal kingdom that are equally significant in global biodiversity terms. Because of its nutrient-poor soils, fynbos supports few big mammals, and its bird-life is not particularly spectacular, with just...