An icy gust of wind flapped open the neck of my jacket. First thought: why hadn’t I brought the one with the hood? Second: had I died and gone to heaven? The view... Read More
The majestic profile of Table Mountain has for centuries been an inspiration for visitors to the Cape. Even those who live and work at the foot of the Mountain feel the power of this world-famous landmark. And yet even more awe-inspiring than its famous profile are the unique plants and animals that live on the mountain, oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town below.
Cape Floral Kingdom
Located at the south-western tip of South Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest and richest of the Earth’s six Floral Kingdoms. Home to nearly half of South Africa’s plant species, its characteristic vegetation, known as fynbos, is found nowhere else on Earth. Its uniqueness has earned the Cape recognition as a World Heritage Site and a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
Situated at Africa’s south-western tip, the Table Mountain National Park is recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora and is a truly remarkable natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset both locally and internationally. Established in 1998, it is one of the few National Parks in the world to be located within a large cosmopolitan city.
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In this week’s #TMFInTheField we introduce you to Anthony Plaatjies, one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. In 2013 Anthony matriculated from De Rust Futura Academy and decided to take a gap year. During... Read More
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In this week’s #TMFInTheField we introduce you to Desiré Hearne (Des), one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. Having grown up in the Grabouw community, Des has always been very aware of the high... Read More
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