Escaping Table Mountain

Last Friday afternoon at 3: First Capetonians arriving within the boundaries of the Cape Agulhas Municipality for their weekend getaway in places like Napier, Bredasdorp, Arniston, Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas. Every Friday about 10000 to 15000 cars with registration plates of the Mother City (including suburbs) escape Table Mountain for enjoyment in the Overberg; the …

Snow on the mountains

Earlier this week. The mountains at the horizon are about 50 km (30 miles) away. The grass is green; thanks to sufficient water management of farmers and municipalities in our Overberg region. Something the council in Cape Town can learn from. In the meantime virtually all pristine drinking water from Table Mountain (Cape Town) disappears …

Table Mountain

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The Cape Town Water Crisis simply explained

While small towns in the Western Cape make use of their own local water resources from their own mountains (like in Bredasdorp); Cape Town does not use the enormous amount of water of their own Table Mountain.

The other side of Table Mountain

Capetonians call this heep ‘Table Mountain’ 😉 One can say a lot of things about people from Cape Town but one thing for sure; they have a sense of humor.  

The Company Gardens

The company Gardens in Cape Town underwent a complete facelift during the past years. The gardens date back to the initiative of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. There are except for the reconstructed veggie garden nice walk ways and a collection of trees from around the globe. In many (botanical) aspects this …

Earth Hour in Stanford

Some turbulence in the sky. When I looked this week into the festivities dedicated to Earth Hour within South Africa I discovered that it in fact had nothing to do with ‘carbon footprint’ and so on. It’s all about food, drink and parties and here and there, for one hour only, the lights are switched off …

Aloe Greenii ….

…. originates from Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa but, unfortunately, due to mismanagement and poaching not a single genuine specie is left on and around the mountain; only hybrids. Even the one(s) at Kirstenbosch are, according to (DNA) research not the real ones. Ours (acquired at a nursery somewhere several years ago) is!!! …

Earth Hour 2013 (revisited)

This morning I was looking back at the multitude of events organised in our little village during 2013; from horse- to dog shows, life performances of artists from around the globe, cricket day and Flocktober Festival, etc. Sometimes such an event attracts only locals and sometimes from all over. My dearest event of 2013 is …

Table (Mountain) Cloth

We’ve got our own Table Mountain cloth. Don’t have to go to Cape Town …. 😀