Sunday, 16. December 2018
This letter serves to notify that I have been attending the Tourist Guiding Course with Mariana Delport. I found her to be very diligent in her work and extremely knowledgeable.
I have attended some hikes that she had organised and headed, amongst others for the Tygerberg Bird Club and I found her to be an invaluable source of information.
Mariana's knowledge on Fauna and Flora and her friendly and outgoing nature, make an outing with her a memorable and enlightening experience.
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.