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Jan-March 2017. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is my favourite garden in the world. The mountain backdrop and unique fynbos plants make it unlike anywhere else in the world. Fynbos is a botanical kingdom that grows in a narrow 200km strip that is as distinct from the rest of the world's flora as the entire Northern Hemisphere is from the rest of the world. I visited these gardens at least 10 times in three months. I can't wait to return one day! #πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ #🌱 #capetown #southafrica #gaycapetown #capetowngay #westerncape #gaysouthafrica #stellenbosch #boomslang #gayotter #globetrotter #instatravels #travelgram #lgbttraveler #boytrip #gaytravelblog #gaytraveller #gaytraveler #kirstenbosch #kirstenboschbotanicalgardens #tablemountain #fynbos #kirstenboschgardens #canadianabroad #backpackingtheworld #traveleverywhere #instagay #gaytravels #capetownsouthafrica
Newt: Master of Camouflage Hiked the Karbonkelberg Trail in Hout Bay yesterday which ended at the ruins of a radar station from the 1920s which was one of 6 in operation along the Cape peninsula during WWII. Such gorgeous views, looking over the ocean with Lion's Head in the distance 😍 #newtsadventures #bordercollie #bordercolliecross #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #weeklyfluff #dog_features #dogs_of_instagram #husky #huskycross #hiking #nature #adventuredog #adventureswithdogs #capetown #lovecapetown #explorecapetown #houtbay #karbonkelberg #ocean #fynbos #mountains
Nature lover. My favourite colours, hues, textures. Beautiful pottery, hand made bag. Magnificent Splendour. Nature inspired.πŸˆπŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸŒΎπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸžπŸž
You’ll find me beyond thought and beyond words. I’ll be speaking the language of breath, gazes and a knowing. #serruriabrownii #fynbos #breathe
Stoked to have been a part of a super educational weekend in the Cederberg with the kids from @earthchildproject hosted by the @capeleopardtrust. In between the informative nature walks and the educational presentations, we hiked up the Kromrivier valley and spent a night in a cave on the mountainside. Safe to say the kids weren't the only excited ones! πŸŒ³πŸœπŸ†πŸ¦ŒπŸ¦‡ #cederberg #capeleopardtrust #earthchildproject #environmentaleducation #hike #cave #nature #fynbos #mountains #conservation #leadersofthefuture
Dora the explora πŸ˜„
Checking out the local talent... Can't believe this beautiful place is on our doorstep 😍 yaaaassss . #naturereserve #helderbergnaturereserve #proteas #mountains #thegreatoutdoors #flowerlove #greenery #fynbos #happiness #adventure #sundayvibe #sundayfunday #seetheworld #loveitall
Just occurred to me that Silvermine is an obscure name for a nature reserve. Particularly given that there's no Silver and hardly any mines in the Western Cape province
More mountain flowers. This gorgeous blue Aristea capitata looks almost ultraviolet in the rain. β€’ #aristea #forestbathing #mountainwalks #tablemountain #bulb #indigenous #flowers #blue #violet #artistsview #fynbos @miss_ceekay
Mountain bliss
My summer collection is READY! πŸŒžπŸŒ»πŸŒ› These resin creations contain pieces of fynbos, they can be used as bag ornaments or as pendants! R250 for one and R400 for two🌻 Photographer: @krissie006 . . . #resin #resinart #resinjewelry #resinpendant #fynbos #flowersinresin #tagbestapp #localislekker #capetown #capetownsouthafrica #picoftheday #instaart #instaartist
The Grootbos Nature Reserve. Need I say more? Offering exuberant activities such as bird watching, botanical 4x4 tours, horse riding, whale watching, shark cage diving, and so much more. All of these experiences in one trip, what a treat for adventure lovers!β € -----------------------------------------β € Follow @salute_africa β € USA Tel: +1 347 201-9441β € SA Tel: +2711 783 6440β € WhatsApp +2783 6040556β € -----------------------------------------β € Travel with us to explore the view of Africa!β € -----------------------------------------β € #saluteafrica #naturereserve #fynbos #flowersafari #spring #springflowers #grootbosnatureneserve #africa #holiday #nature #saluteafricabringsyou #traveltoafrica #travelwithsalute #traveldeeper #travelbucketlist #makingmemories #africaatitsbest #paradise #amazing #beauty #travelingourplanet #landscape #bestdestination #naturelovers #holidayseason #discover #instatravel #instatrip
The left flower is only found at the top of the mountain and the right is the South Africa national flower.πŸ–€β™₯οΈπŸ’š #southafrica #capetown #tablemountain #traveler #world #worldtraveler #africa #loveyourself #livelife #views #passportready #traveltheworld #ilovetraveling #beauty #outdoors #hiking #hikingadventures #fynbos #proteacynaroides
Fire on the mountain top. 🌍 #hiking #southafrica #backpacking #nature #mountains #fynbos
Run/hike (#rike ??) Up Vlakkenberg and Skoorsteenberg. Absolutely gorgeous! Wearing footwear that allows your foot to naturally bend, form and flex results in superior grip over varied terrain. What a lovely morning out! @vivobarefootza #trailrunning #trail #run #hike #fynbos #mountain #capetown #runsteepgethigh
Hibiscus aethiopicus is one of the smaller species of this well know genus. It can be found growing in the Fynbos and Renosterveld of the Overberg. This one I found this morning in the Fynbos at Wolfkloof #hibiscus #hibiscusaethiopicus #malvaceae #fynbos #overberg #capefloralkingdom #biodiversity #medicinalplants #yellowflowers #wolfkloofboerdery @beneke74
One of the highlights of touring is the people you meet and the smiles all round #bctours www.bctours.co.za β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” www.bespokecyclingtours.co.za #capetown #tours #fun #sun #trails #mtbtours #roadtours #gravelgrinder #tablemountain #epic #riding #sightseeing #cycletour #capeepic #capetowncycletour #singletrack #scenery #fynbos #whales #franschhoek #stellenbosch #cycling #bicycle #travel #traveling #tourist #nature #wine #winetasting
This one grows in huge fields of bushes but I can’t seem to find it’s name. #fynbos #watercolor #watercolourpainting #painting
Gethyllis (Kukumakranka) What a find this was today on the Northern lower slopes of Table Mountain thanks to Andries and Alet Louw. These fragrant flowers are extremely rare and endangered #amaryllidaceae #endangeredspecies #fynbos #tablemountain
Throwback to Cape Town, South Africa in January 2017. Easily one of my four favourite cities in the whole world, Cape Town brims with nature and outdoor activities, beautiful seawalls, and bustling waterfront marketplaces. The constant backdrop of Table Mountain, Devils Peak, Lion's Head, etc. make it one of the most stunning places on earth, in my opinion. I spent probably almost a month and a half here, enjoying braai (traditional BBQ) with new friends. There aren't many places I promise myself to return to, but this is definitely one of them. #πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ #πŸ”οΈ #capetown #southafrica #gaycapetown #capetowngay #westerncape #gaysouthafrica #gay #gayboy #gayotter #globetrotter #instatravels #travelgram #lgbttraveler #boytrip #gaytravelblog #gaytraveller #gaytraveler #wanderlust #favouriteplace #tablemountain #fynbos #braai #canadianabroad #backpackingtheworld #traveleverywhere #instagay #gaytravels #capetownsouthafrica
Please join us on Friday for a potluck* tea party to celebrate the completion of the Grootboskloof LIFE Mandala! Did you know that your garden can count towards water and wildlife conservation? Come and find out how in this 1000m2 flower mandala showcasing Cape Town lowland plants... When? Friday 14th December, between 10h00&12h00 Where? M3 end of the Grootboskloof greenbelt in Constantia, below the Firgrove Way bridge Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/1AGmNeBLL1x GPS point: 34 02 36.4S 18 26 33.6E How to get there? Take the Ladies Mile offramp from the M3, turn right at the traffic lights onto Ladies Mile Rd, then take the third exit at the traffic circle onto Firgrove Way. Park in Welgelee Rd and walk down the hill to the greenbelt where you’ll see the mandala. Or park at any of the entrances to the Grootboskloof greenbelt (Airlie Place, Willow Rd, Neva Close or Dennebosch Close) and stroll down to the M3 end of the greenbelt. Fynbos bumperstickers (excellent Christmas stocking fillers πŸ˜‰) will be for sale. All funds raised go towards the mandala’s long-term maintenance. All invited, hope to see you there! *Potluck = bring your own flask of tea/coffee/juice and/or a snack to share #Grootboskloof #LIFE #flower #mandala #locallyindigenous #flora #education #biodiversity #conservationcorridor #garden #urban #wildlife #fynbos #ecosystem #dronephotography #canyouseeme #fynboslife #cityofcapetown #friendsofconstantiavalleygreenbelts #wessa #celebration #inaidofurbanwildlife #allinvited
The smallest, only in size 🌹 🌺 🌸 🌻 Of all the six floral kingdoms of the world, the Cape Floral regions is the smallest one. Despite it’s small size, it comes with a diversity of 9.000 species, from which 6.000 are to be found on the Cape Peninsula . So, if you’re a botanist, you’ll love the Cape region in a very special way . . . #flowersofinstagram #fynbos #protea #floralkingdom #botanist #blumenpflΓΌcken #capetown #mothercity #visitsouthafrica #visitcapetown #beautifulflowers #lovelyflowers #colorfulflowers #mytinyatlas #travelwithme #igersaustriaontour #africagram
On my fynbos trails with Brindi, I get to observe the ever changing floral kingdom. Such diversity. Each flower is unique: delicate yet strong, imperfect yet beautiful. Each flower has its time to blossom. If only we could see our fellow humans with equal wonderment and awe. #prayforsouthafrica #rescuedog #fynbos #mountaintrail
Beauties of Cape Town 😍 Cyanella hyacinthoides growing on Lion's head hills #capetown #flora #fynbos
Cape Siskin’s were almost exclusively feeding on an ericoid shrublet called Passerina at Rooiels. Busy feeding chicks and flitting about... . . . #birding #southernafricanbirds #endemic #birdwatching #nature #naturephotography #fynbos #biodiversity #rooiels #southafrica #nikonphotography #tamron150600g2
A striking sight on the Cape mountains right now! 🌼 #theTableMountainLife
It's quite odd how much this old shipping container feels like a boat on the inside - every inch of space had to be cleverly utilised to make it a comfortable spot for a small family to spend a weekend. Funny to imagine how many miles of ocean it must have traversed before reaching its final resting place on the crest of a mountain overlooking the ocean near Hermanus, about and hour and a half outside Cape Town. A fantastic find with a wonderful view, plenty of solitude and surrounded by fynbos. . . . #travel #capetown #hermanus #overstrand #shippingcontainerhouse #shippingcontainer #fynbos #weekend #westerncape #southafrica #thisissouthafrica @menseselense @gomagsa #getoutside
Having some fun with #prismacolor color pencils all the way from South Dakota. Thanks to @michellemay_fourie Baie baie baie baie dankie hulle is awesome. #prismacolorpremier #prismacolorpencils #pencilsketch #colorpencils #protea #fynbos #southafricameetsamerica #kingprotea #floral #flowers #justanotherdoodle #artorsomethinglikeit
Fynbos. Mountain. Clouds. #EchoWalk #KalkBay #Fynbos #Mountain #Clouds
Blomme uitstappie πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #fynbos #southafrica #fieldtrip #flowers #farm #familie #floral #nature #westerncape #speldekussings #royalblue #diccover #abandonedbus #strawhat #purple
Protea cynaroides doing it's thangπŸ˜πŸ‘ Thanks booπŸ’‹ #cutflowers #sourceofnature #fynbos
How beautiful is this nesting fynbos detailed cake from today’s wedding? It feels so natural and soft so different from the structured cakes we’ve been seeing lately. When the groom’s sister is the baker😍 . . . #wedding #weddingcake #baker #weddingday #natural #fynbos #itsinthedetails #cakeswing #jordaanbruilof
The Western Cape is well known for its plant and flower species. #Proteas #Fynbos #Flowers #WesternCape
Look what I bought myself at the market! So pretty πŸ’ #flowers #fynbos #proteas #ozcf #treatyoself
Another good example of the interesting rocks at Silvermine Nature Reserve, Cape Town #SilverMine #Mountains #Rocks #Fynbos
In the Jonkershoekmountains there is tiny little treasures for you to find, bursts of colour to amaze you, textures and intricate designs to fascinate you. I’m sure The Creator delightedly looks on when we discover His magnificent handiwork. #naturestextures #fynbos #creator #mountain #stellenbosch #capetown
Cape Horehound in flower at the West Coast National Park β˜€οΈ . . . . . . . . #ballotaafricana #ballota #capehorehound #kattekruie #herbs #medicinalherbs #herbalism #plantmedicine #nature #fynbos #capenature #westcoastnationalpark
β€˜think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom’ . dainty fynbos sprigs designed & hand poked by a very special sister love & incredibly talented artist; @aura.of.moths x . #floraltattoo #fynbos #sprigs #handpoke #stickandpoke #rupikaur #wiltfallrootrisebloom
Top of the Swartberg pass. Broad-leaved sugar bush. Protea eximia. #protea #fynbos
Protea coronata, foothills of Devils Peak #protea #tablemountain #flowers #capetown #tablemountainnationalpark #fynbos
Protea Cyneroides - Sunday morning hike on Devils Peak #proteacynaroides #protea #tablemountain #proteaceae #flowers #flowerstagram #fynbos
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