South Africa’s Wildflowers

Depending on unpredictable spring weather, the best time to see South Africa’s West Coast Wildflowers is from mid-August to mid-September. Viewing them on a sunny day is essential. In the past, between the weather and commitments there was always a reason to delay wildflower outings. This year it happened! Waiting until mid-September was risky but rewarding.…

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Oranjezicht Cape Town

The hikes this weekend were urban outings in Oranjezicht and Bo-Kaap. Oranjezicht rests on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, and I think it’s one of Cape Town’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The name Oranjezicht means “orange view” in Dutch. We began our hike at the entrance to Van Riebeeck Park and followed a gentle trail toward…

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