South Africa

Cape Town

To the Kakapo wreck on Noordhoek beach
Open gardens in neighbouring Noordhoek in October 2015
February 2015 open garden at Stellenberg
To the Biodiversity Garden in the Green Point Urban Park - between Camissa and Hoerikwaggo. 
Kirstenbosch waratah and oak
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Kirstenbosch to Scarborough when the fire heath was blooming.

False Bay

Heritage at Peers Cave
Looking to Cape Hangklip from Silvermine East
Hiking in Silvermine West with a view over Hout Bay
Above Simon's Town to a faded Victorian sanatorium
Walking with the eland from the Gantouw Project at Rondevlei
Hiking the Shipwreck Trail at Cape Point
To Cape Point from snow on the Groot Winterhoek
Crossing False Bay in June 2015
A birthday break in a guest house in Simon's Town by the sea 2013

Western Cape

Goats Do Roam at Fairview Wine Estate
2016 Rare Plant Sale at Tokara in Stellenbosch
Somerset West Open Gardens November 2015
Rustenberg Wine Estate for the Rare Plant Fair in 2009
Visiting gardens at Elgin and Klein Optenhorst in Wellington in 2009
To Franschhoek in 2008 with Monty Don for a Mermaid with A Hat then Mont Pellier and Artemis House

Spring flowers at Verlorenvlei in August 2010
Wildflowers at Cape Columbine in July 2010
We stayed in Rocher Pan's Oystercatcher cottage in September 2016
Birds by the sea at Rocher Pan in autumn March 2011 and winter August 2013
Dung beetles to flamingoes in the West Coast National Park with an 'exotic' Ferraria iris
To Lambert's Bay Fishing for diamonds and Bird Island
Spring flowers in Clanwilliam's Flower Church and Ramskop Nature Garden

Hiking the Two Oceans trail at the southernmost tip of Africa Cape Agulhas
Hobbit house at Kogelberg Nature Reserve
Betty's Bay and the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Montagu to George, Bird Tree and travelling from the Karoo to the sea.
Garden Route Botanical Garden in George and Birds of Eden

In the Karoo National Park we went 'hunting' for lions who Lunch on leaf ears.
We found Karoo violets on the way to Matjiesfontein
The Little Karoo and the Great Karoo
Semi-desert succulent botanical garden where-aloes-live-on-karoo-koppie

Eastern Cape

Addo Elephant National Park. Vegetation is predominantly spekboom Portulacaria afra. Which the elephants enjoy. Warthogs, such an unlikely looking animal! Feathered grey fur surrounds a black mask on an intelligent and lively vervet monkey's face. Hiking to cycads in the Zuurberg.

The road less travelled via Nieu Bethesda for the Owl House (not birds, sculpture!) by Helen Martins and Koos Malgas

Along Baviaanskloof to Willowmore 

Northern Cape

As we travelled to Kgalagadi we saw huge sociable weavers nests draped on the telephone poles. Into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park to see the gemsbok for which the park was originally created. The legendary lions of the Kgalagadi.

Hantam National Botanical Garden for Renosterveld and spring bulbs at Nieuwoudtville
Namaqualand and spring flowers!

Tankwa Karoo - Elandsberg, Gannaga Pass and Leeuberg 4x4 trail. We stayed in the Elandsberg cottages.

Our travels near our previous home in Porterville remain at Elephant's Eye.


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