Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hermanus South Africa

Fernkloof Reserve is one of nature’s bright gems, and it’s a short 15-minute drive away! I’ve hiked the waterfall trail and am learning other routes. Fernkloof trails are gentler than Table Mountain with spectacular views of Walker Bay, Hemel en Aarde Valley, and Maanskynbaai (Moonshine Bay)! Fernkloof has four “routes” – green, red, blue, and…

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

I had the pleasure of spending the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The weather began cool with misty skies and turned into a sunny autumn day. The “boomslang” canopy walkway is fun and it was my first time on the trail. It was built in the tree tops…

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Fire on Table Mountain

With hot summer weather in Cape Town vegetation on Table Mountain often catches fire. Some fires are minor, others more serious. There was a large fire last week. The beloved mountain is carefully monitored and Capetonians take summer fires in stride as part of the weather pattern.  A friendly local shared an article from the Cape…

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Newlands Forest Cape Town South Africa

The hike in Newlands Forest today was beautiful but challenging. At least 80% of the trail was on rocks and many were large boulders – making it challenging going uphill as well as coming back down. It would have been difficult without sturdy hiking boots and poles and I had to keep my eyes focused…

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