Immediately the blue of Aristea capitata caught the eye in among the intense greens on the south facing slopes where recovery is incredibly fast.
These slopes are rocky and steep, but slowly the vegetation is reestablishing itself.
The striking yellow inflorescence of Bobartia indica is unmissable as these tall Irises flower abundantly across the burnt slopes of the southern Twelve Apostles.
Watsonia tabularis is in flower and it is an absolutely spectacular display up on the Apostles spine. These geophytes (of the Iris family) thrive after fire.
The Fire Lilies had finished blooming, but the emergence of Watsonia tabularis ensured that there were still splashes of orange on the mountain slopes.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Fire Lily blooms along the 12 Apostles!
The contrast between burnt fynbos and unburnt forest is striking...and was expected!
After 5 days of burning the Twelve Apostles Fire finally abated.
The fire line crept closer to Hout Bay on the second night of burning.
A fire breaks out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain's Twelve Apostles range...
Bird watching, spring time wildflowers and a wonderful short nature trail make for the perfect weekend away!
After winter rains Namaqualand explodes into colourful displays of wildflowers!
Celebrating 333 years of wine heritage at Groot Constantia!
From Roosterkoeks to game drives, the West Coast has it all!
A mini portfolio of my adventures through work and play in December 2017.
Snow covered sidewalks, cozy fireplace & a steaming cortado!
!Khwa ttu is a must experience when travelling the Cape West Coast region, pop in!
Spend a day exploring absolutely breathtaking trails in pristine mountains at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.
A work trip took me to London where I managed to squeeze in a little city exploring at the end.
One of the most picturesque day hikes to do in the Western Cape!
A selection of 10 fantastic mountain trails in the Cape!
The incredible natural phenomenon occurs in specific conditions.
Story behind the "Snowfall on Table Mountain" video which went viral!
Chapman's Peak features as a must do hike!
Justin Hawthorne is interviewed by Pippa Hudson of CapeTalk radio, talking adventurous hikes!
A great weekend awaits in the Cederberg!
Route Guide to one of the Cederberg's most iconic rock formations!
Seeing Cape Town from the air!
This winter, explore Kirstenbosch at sunrise and stroll the Tree Canopy Walkway during golden hour!
My TOP 10 highlights at the finest garden on Earth!
Walking Amsterdam in search of their best coffee!
An adventurous ascent of Table Mountain via a classic scramble!
Hiking Mt Pulag in the Philippines!