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Guided Nature Walks


Experience nature in its full splendour. See, smell and feel our beautiful fynbos, watch the birds, butterflies and beetles feeding on and pollinating the flowers, while chacma baboons, rock hyrax (dassies) and lizards bask in the sun. Watch eagles soaring the thermals, looking for prey. See Klipspringer and Grey Rhebuck daunting away when approached, and Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok grazing lazily, undisturbed. Hear frogs calling from the streams and birds chirping in dense tree canopies or open veld. Hear about the medicinal and other uses of our indigenous plants. See panoramic views, or just breathe in the fresh air and relax in nature.

Wear sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers and take along a warm top, wind breaker, hat, sun cream and drinking water. If you are a keen birdwatcher or photographer, your binoculars and camera are essential equipment. A small backpack (day pack) to carry these items will be useful.

Examples of Day Tours/Nature Walks

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Exploring Table Mountain
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Panoramic views from the Silvermine Nature Reserve

Guided nature walks can be organised in the following areas. Please contact me for further information.

  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Helderberg Nature Reserve
  • Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
  • Koeberg Nature Reserve
  • West Coast National Park
  • Waterval Natural Heritage Site
  • Scenic Tulbagh mountain farm trail
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Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Succulent Karoo is one of 25 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots, and the only arid hotspot in the world. Succulent Karoo has the highest number of plant species of any semi-arid area, many of which are rare and endangered, and has the richest succulent flora in the world.

Semi-desert climatic conditions prevail, with less than 250mm of rainfall per year that falls predominantly in winter. Vegetation is sparse, dominated by dwarf scrubs of which most have succulent leaves. The most common of its succulent, or fleshy leaved plants are mesembs (Mesembryanthemaceae), commonly known as 'vygies'.

There are more than 2 000 different species of mesembs in South Africa, of which many occur in the Western Cape. Other succulent families include the Aloes, Haworthias, Crassulas, Euphorbias and Stapeliads. The Succulent Karoo is also very rich in geophytes, with spectacular displays in spring.