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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.
Small pockets of Afro-Montane forest occur on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain above the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. One of the earliest references to these were made in Jan van Riebeeck's journal on Sunday, 9 June 1652, when the forests on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain were discovered.

The demand by the early settlers for wood for building the first fort, houses, a jetty, wagon making, ships, bridges, firewood, etc. eventually reduced the forests to the remnants that we have today.