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16 Aug

PINCUSHION PARADISE

Considering that the Cape Floral Kingdom is home to approximately nine thousand plant species, it is very difficult to choose a favourite. However, if I had to choose, the vaalkreupelhout (Leucospermum conocarpodendron) would definitely be under consideration. The plants are so familiar on The Cape Peninsula and their bountiful yellow flowers are exceptionally beautiful at this time of year. It is also a very interesting plant. We do not have the space and time here to discuss albuy cialis online safelyl the interesting features of this plant, but there is a...

16 Aug

Table Mountain Fact or Fiction?

An American, by the name of Joshua Penny wrote a book in which he described how he lived on Tableorder cialis online Mountain for a period of 14 months. In the book he claimed that he was press ganged into the British Navy and when his ship (Sceptre) docked in Cape Town in 1797, he faked illness and escaped on his way to the hospital. Being afraid that he would be recaptured, he fled to Table Mountain and lived there for 14 months surviving on only wild fruits and animals....

9 Aug

Hike and Bike

I was recently invited by Gustav Erlank to join a cycle tour along the Atlantic Seaboard. One of my sons came along and brought a friend. It was a magnificent day and everyone of every age enjoyed it thoroughly. That’s when I rThe Kidney Disease Solution - 75% Commissionsealised that active people are active people . . . and that while we at WALK IN AFRICA are unashamedly walking addicts, we sometimes also enjoy the thrill of leg-powered wheels. So we have partnered with the best cycling company in Cape...

9 Aug

Cobra Lily Time

The Cobra lilies herald the start of the flowering season in Cape Town. The plants bearing these gorgeous flowers are part of the iris family. Their genus name Chasmanthe is derived from the Greek words chasme, meaning "gaping", and anthos, meaning "flower”. As is evident from the accompanying picture, the curved tubular shape of their flowers corresponds with that of the bill of sunbirds, which are their pollinators. They are also dependant upPearly Penile Papules Removal - Brand New Market ~ Hoton birds for...

2 Aug

Slave Sex Scandal

Sex is an awesomely powerful force about which we prefer not to talk. However its force is blatantly obvious. Just look at how many people there are on the planet! We are pretty accustomed to the historical stories of free white mbuy cialis onlineembers of society taking sexual advantage of enslaved women. What doesn’t get much airtime are the historical interracial romances which involved willing partners – and there are many of these. The juiciest bit of scandal that we have so far discovered involved Hester Jansz. She was a...

2 Aug

Devil’s Peak and the Table Mountain tablecloth

    Jan Van Hunks was a retired sea captain who liked to smoke his pipe in the mornings and used to do so on the slopes of the mountain now called Devil's Peak. He smoked there because his wife used to chase him away when smoking in the house. One day as he was sitting there enjoying his smoke, a sHolothinktrange looking man appeared and asked him for a light. He gave the man a light, and for some reason the man asked him for a smoking contest.  Van Hunk agreed. They...

14 Jul

The missing Saldanha Bay

Antonio De saldanha (Potuguese admiral and explorer) was the first European ever recorded to have first climbed up Table Mountain in May 1503. This was after he was anchored in what today is called Table Bay as a ship captain. He was not sure if he had rounded the cape and decided to climb up the mountain which was adjacent to the bay to see where he was. Having replenished his water supply he named the bay Aguada De Saldanha (The watering place of Saldanha)order cialis. In 1601 a Dutch...

24 Jun

On top of the clouds

Yesterday a family from San Francisco joined me for a walk up Table Mountain.  They couldn’t have chosen a better day! It was one of those magical, crystal-clear winter days. We ascended in sunshine and when we arrived at the summit and looked westward, we discovered that we were above the clouds. I always get a thrill when looking down onto clouds from a mountain top.         Tassignment helphe day was made extra special for me by the presence of a dear friend and one of southern Africa ’s truly great...

18 Jun

An endemic flower in The Mountains In The Sea

With all the activity around our new "Sex and Slaves in The City" Cape Town Walks you might have forgotten that we operate nature walks along the Cape Peninsula Mountains. Last week Tom Ford from California joined us on our spectacular Mountains In The Sea Trek. In this picture he looks rather pleased with himself - even though he is between a rock and a hard place. We saw this magnificent Gladiolus bonaespei along the route. The intense colour of this...