Stony Point Nature Reserve Betty’s Bay South Africa

Stony Point Nature Reserve, formerly an infamous whaling station, is home to African penguins, Egyptian geese, seabirds, dassies, and shipwrecks. A rocky outcrop along the Atlantic Ocean Whale Coast, it’s situated below the Kogelberg Mountains and has fascinating history! It’s no secret that I think South Africa’s nature reserves are special, but Stony Point has…

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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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Cape Point Hike

Spring break from volunteer work is a great opportunity to spend time hiking the Cape. Today I went for an all-day hike at Cape Point with Binny Ridgway and a client of hers from France, Edie, who is staying in Simon’s Town. Binny also leads four-day overnight tours in the Cape Point area. When there…

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Platteklip Gorge to the Top of Table Mountain…

Almost… Today I tried to climb Platteklip (flat stone) Gorge to the top of Table Mountain. A friend, Binny Ridgway, invited me to come along as she took a client up the gorge. Binny is a professional hiker and trail guide whom I met about a month ago. She and her husband have hiked the…

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