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Entering my thirties at Jonkershoek

28th May 2015

On Sunday, 24 May, it was my 30th birthday! I decided to enter my thirties by hiking at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

Jonkershoek is situated just outside Stellenbosch. It’s about an hours drive from Cape Town, or two hours if your GPS doesn’t work! Entrance to the reserve is R40 per person and there’s quite a few hiking trails to chose from. I just wanted to do an easy stroll, so we opted for the Swartboskloof to Sosyskloof trail.

The Jonkershoek reserve is set in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Boland mountains. Unfortunately, recent veld fires destroyed some of the beautiful fynbos in the area. On the trail, we saw dark patches of plants and flowers. I felt sad. It almost seemed as if these flowers got stuck in time, all that’s left is a memory of the days they showed the world their colors.

Scenery around Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Scenery around Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Cape Town, South Africa, Travel

Elgin adventure – Cape Canopy Tour

26th February 2015

Last year we went on a little zip slide adventure in the beautiful Elgin Valley.

The Cape Canopy tour is situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve and is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It is a beautiful reserve with rocky mountains, natural pools and amazing fynbos.

Our tour started with a bumpy 4×4 ride up the pass to our starting point. This ride was quite an adventure on its own, and we could not help but stare at the beautiful valley as we made our way up the pass. As we went along, our guide was telling us more about the valley and the plants, and left us laughing as we tried to keep our video camera steady on the bumpy road.

Our tour started at the top of the mountains and lasted for about 3 hours.
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