Cape Town fires 2015

Cape Town fires 2015 – the worst since 2000, we won’t forget them in a hurry. The Western Cape mountains are covered with a very unique type of vegetation called ‘fynbos‘. One of its special characteristics is that some of it needs fire to regenerate. Now that man has encroached on nature, we prefer to plan those fires…

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Cape Town nets 8 Blue Flag Beaches

Once again, Cape Town leads the country with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches. Eight beaches have recently been awarded this coveted status for the next summer season and the beauty of it is they are scattered throughout and just outside the Cape Peninsula so there’s one near you, wherever you are. Some are…

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Cape Town Autumn

A Cape Town autumn can be quite surprising. I want to enjoy the last few days of good weather before winter so today I played truant and went walking on the beaches of Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. The sun was warm on my skin, the sky was clear, the fishermen were busy, the surfers were…

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Beaches of False Bay

Summer is almost here so let’s get into the spirit of sun and sand with a few hidden treasures and lesser known facts about the beautiful beaches of False Bay. I recently came across a little booklet on Cape Town beaches that is filled with interesting detail about every single beach along the 300km coast…

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