Exploring the Land of Plenty. The Nature Lover’s Route

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‘It’s no secret that South Africa is a land of plenty.

One with wide-open landscapes, big skies, endless shorelines, abundant wildlife and a great selection of activities on offer; specifically for the nature lover who thrives on time outdoors and eco-themed travel.

Starting in Cape Town, the sweetheart of South African destinations and a place that demands a lingering look at her cosmopolitan mix of attractions, natural beauty and generous beaches which will hold your attention. Marked by the iconic Table Mountain, with internationally renowned restaurants, craft beer and the Cape Winelands within easy reach.

Go up Table Mountain as soon as you can for an orientation of the city. The cable car is weather dependent so take it the first chance you get. If you’d rather something more adventurous, there are numerous marked hiking routes to suite your level of fitness. Either way, once on top do the 45-minute circular walk, it really is flat up there with incredible views, Cape vegetation and many a rock hyrax or dassie to photograph.

If you’d like to hike up some perspective but don’t want to push the capability boundaries, walk half way up Lion’s Head for an excellent view of the city. Once you’re there you could just keep going, but see how you feel.

Visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve or Cape of Good Hope as it is fondly known. The best way is by driving along the False Bay coastline through St. James, Kalk Bay and the naval base of Simonstown. Stop at Boulder’s Beach in Cape Point to visit the African Penguins. Actually if you’ like to have a swim at Boulder’s Beach you’ll be in the water with the penguins, a very special experience indeed ….’

Read the full article here: Nature Lovers Route pages 32-40.

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