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Spring has sprung with the Cape Wild Flowers

One of the world’s greatest natural flower shows takes place in South Africa every year from mid July to the end of September. The flowers can be seen along the Cape West Coast, Cederberg and Namaqualand.  Some suggestions to ensure the best flower viewing experience.  Timing is everything. The flowers start blooming earlier in the year the further north you go. For example Namaqualand will flower in July while West Coast National Park might only flower closer to September.  Try […]

The things we do for nature : the 10 weirdest objects we pick up on a cleanup.

On Saturday 12 January a motley group of 20 volunteers scaled Table Mountain via the Platteklip trail on yet another cleanup organized and coordinated by Love Our Trails. Being one of the volunteers myself, I reflected on the weirdness of some of the objects I picked up. I wondered if others had had similar encounters. So we polled the group asking ‘what was the most random/gross/common item you picked up and this is the jury’s top 10: 10. Used toilet […]

Not just a gear review.

As I find myself reflecting on 2018, I cant help but think of all the amazing adventures I’ve had: from midweek overnight stays in mountain huts on top of Table Mountain to hiking the Titsikama 5 day trail. I also found myself in Mauritus exploring Black River Gorge, a magical park filled with forests and mountain, as well as sleeping in my hammoch as I hiked some of the spectacular Spanish peaks. A friend recently said that I am so […]

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