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Misty Mountain Hop

Hiking and trail running on the Cape is a game of pot luck. One minute the sun is shining, the next you are enveloped in swathes of cold mountain cloud. We recently went running along the Table Mountain contour path towards Devil’s Peak and stopped at the ‘Breakfast Rocks’, normally a great place to have […]

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Shalom, Found this little critter with Mol-d on a night trail run… He was convinced it is a new species 😉 Anyone know anything about this little critter? John Rostance Sunflex Clearly the best way to view your world (more…)

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Jumping cockroach!

Some scientists peer into ocean depths and explore jungles in search of new species. South African scientist Mike Picker made his discovery — a new species of cockroach — in the middle of a top tourist destination. Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park is home to the world’s only jumping cockroach, which this week was […]

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I wonder if Table Mountain…

will get chosen? 😉 Are you having withdrawals after voting in the SA Blog Awards? 🙂 Here is something else you might vote for… Tourism Minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has urged South Africans to vote in the final round of the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest to ensure that Table Mountain makes it onto […]

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Flattest yet!

At the weekend we went for a hike in Hout Bay. As well as great views (Signal Hill and the back of Table Mountain in the distance), I came across this strange plant. It is the flattest that I have seen yet! Any ideas on it? (more…)

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