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Walk in Africa / Posts tagged "Cape Town"
6 Dec

The Cape’s contribution to the theory of Evolution

Last year (2009) marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. For those who don’t know, it was his theories and research that provided a scientific base for understanding how life on earth has become so diverse. The exciting but ratheviagra pillsr unknown bit of information related to this is that on his Voyage around the world, Darwin spent a bit of time at the Cape Colony. He arrived to stay in Simons Town and corresponded with naturalists at the Cape whilst adding to his research. Among the...

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...

20 May

SAfm’s Karen Key Interviews Steve On Mountains In The Sea & Other Walks

[caption id="attachment_135" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Table Mountain"][/caption] What a pleasure to be interviewed by Karen Key on Walk in Africa. You are invited listen to this informative Mountains In The Sea Interview. Please share your comments and  experiences below. Regards Steve Bolnick It's All Free For Seniors! zp8497586rq Niche Profit Course By Chris Guthrie zp8497586rq...

21 Apr

Walking The Walk

The most scenic hike in the world? Article and images as appeared on go2africa.com by Dominic Chadbon, 9 September 2008 On the face of it, it did seem like a poor proposition: walk up some steep mountains, look at a bunch of plants, and then...

21 Apr

Wild cape wander: Table Mountain, South Africa

Travelmag published this story “. . . the clothing, skull and bones of the soldier given up for lost on the 30th of last month were found at the extremity of the Lion Mountain, about 300 roods* from the beach. The cranium was half bitten off, so it is presumed that he was devoured by a lion” - journal entry of the governor of The Cape Colony, 12 September 1659. No longer do lions roam the foothills of Table Mountain but its proximity to the bustling urban fare of cosmopolitan Cape Town...