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Ann MacGregor - Tourist Guide

I have known Mariana Delport for about four to five years. I met her when I became a member of the Tygerberg Bird Club where she is the Chairman.

She is not only an expert in this field but a wonderful leader of the club, which has a happy and relaxed atmosphere. The outings and meetings are very well run and the members enthusiastic and keen to share their expertise.


Mariana is also a keen gardener and "fynbos" enthusiast. She runs an article in the club magazine called "Gardening for Birds" where she not only discusses a relevant plant and the birds it attracts, but also gives suggestions on how to propagate it and grow it in one's own garden.

She has recently completed a tour guide course and together with her years of experience working for a large insurance company, her many interests, organisational skills, and her ability to relate well to people, I have every reason to suggest that she will make an excellent guide.

Ann MacGregor
Tour Guide
Tel. 021-785 7276
Cell 082 82 35 805

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.