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Walk in Africa / Posts tagged "Table Mountain National Park"
29 Mar

In the hills with the Hills

Recently I had the good fortune to guide Simon & Sarah up Table Mountain. Besides the fact that Simon had the coolest hat imaginable, they are a really fun couple. Sarah pretended to have an issue with exposed heights . . . We saw a few very special flowers, but the highlight for me was Nerine sarniensis, the Guernsey Lily. This exquisite flower is a bulb from the Amaryllis family. It is one of 25 species in this genus, which is endemic to South Africa. Interestingly this species has...

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...