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Blog > The Fairest Cape

A King Protea above Kalk Bay

A King Protea above Kalk Bay on our hike to the very special Spes Bona Forest    Click on image to enlarge    

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Happy Valentine's day!

      Happy Valentines day! It is very hot here.... 33 degrees C, so I am sending everyone in the cold countries some hot African sunshine!   Have a super weekend.   Love Di ♥  

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Hike above Kalk Bay

  High above Kalk Bay overlooking False Bay, on the way to the Spes Bona Forest...   Click on the image to enlarge      

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Hike over Vlakkenberg

  Hello! Thought I would show you where we hiked the last two weekends. Last Sunday we hiked from Groot Constantia to Vlakkenberg and the views were spectacular.   Overlooking Constantia.... a little to the right of this picture is Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa.         And we saw this Disa (Cape orchid) Disperis Capensis also known as Moederkappie or Granny Bonnet... So...

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Waterfall at Silvermine

  Beautiful waterfall at Silvermine after a winter's rain   Click on the images to enlarge          

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Captivating beauty of Cape Point

  Good morning ♫♬♪  I thought I would show you where I hiked this weekend. 60 km south-west of Cape Town, at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve and a Natural Heritage site. Also known as the  "Cape of Storms" I was fortunate enough to hike there with some special friends and hikers.   Click on the image to enlarge       Covered in endemic fynbos...

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Hiking at Cape Point

    I thought you would enjoy seeing the beauty surrounding Cape Town.   This photo was taken by my friend Lyn Veary on a hike at Cape Point.   Don’t you think it’s beautiful?   Sunday 24 March 2013: We went up Newlands' ravine yesterday and over the top at the saddle via Devil's peak. It was a beautiful, exhilarating hike! This is what we saw:   Click on the...

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Hike up Lion's head mountain at full moon

  Hello nature lovers    Just wanted to show you some pictures  that I took on our hike up Lion's head mountain this weekend by full moon...   This was earlier on in the evening...   [caption id="attachment_11520" align="alignnone" ] from Lion's Head overlooking Cable Car[/caption]   This was as the sun was setting....     Cape Town by night....       and the full moon !  ...

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Happy Easter

    To everyone celebrating Easter this weekend: I wish you a Happy Easter! May you find lots of Easter eggs....   Have a good rest this weekend.   Love   Di ♥

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Paternoster

  Paternoster.   A small, quaint fishing town on the West coast of South Africa, about 150kms north of Cape Town.   Famous for its crayfish and friendly fishing community   See why you need to visit Cape Town :)   © Bruce van Niekerk 2010. Bukela Africa Safaris “Africa with Pride”   Click on the image to enlarge                    ...

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