Our Eco – Ranger outing was to the newly developed hiking route in the Steenbras Nature Reserve, Koeel Bay. This area is managed by the City of Cape Town and its Nature Conservation Management has laid out a hiking route for visitors. Our group’s sincere thanks to the Area Manager for giving us permission to [...]
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Eco-Rangers Newsletter Autumn 2012
We had a fabulous sleepover on the mountain. The weather was lovely.
It was hard work walking up the mountain, but everyone was in good spirits. We had a refreshing break at the gorge where everyone could fill up their water bottles. Then the interesting path began, zig zaging up the buttress towards the saddle.
The penguin outing on Saturday was very informative and hopefully enjoyed by everyone!
Although it was windy, the children learned so much. Cuan gave us an interesting history of Stony Point, why the colony of penguins settled there, what threats there are for the penguins and what good work is being done. He showed us penguin [...]
The spring 2011 ECO-Ranger newsletter is available to download:
Newsletter Spring 2011
A South Easter was forecast for the day but this did not deter us to make our way to Cape Point. The road we travelled was already part of the outing, winding all along our beautiful coast and through characteristic towns along the way.
We entered the park and drove to the first viewpoint. From here [...]
A small group of ECO-Rangers met at the library and departed to the Silvermine Nature Reserve.
While driving we passed through a shower of rain. We held thumbs that we would be able to have our walk!
Luckily the weather looked much better once we arrived at Silvermine. The Silvermine Nature Reserve is a lovely recreational area. [...]
The first ECO-Ranger newsletter is available for download as a pdf. Eco Ranger newsletter Autumn 2011
After some technical problems, a long queue caused by a police check point and nearly being chased by a rhino while driving through Fairy Glen Game Reserve, we managed to get to the starting point of our long awaited hike into the Hex River mountains.
We had planned to walk up the Helderberg, but as it was very hot we decided to go to the Koffiekloof gorge on Vergelegen Wine Estate.
The road up to the parking area was in relative good condition. From there it took about 15 minutes to walk to the Johnson hut. The fynbos in this area [...]