Day Zero

Buzzwords Day Zero = Water shutoff in Cape Town, South Africa The Cape Town water crisis in South Africa began in 2015, resulting in a severe water shortage in the region. In early 2018, the dam levels were predicted to decline to critically low levels by April, the City announced plans for “Day Zero”, when …

Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top The mountain forms part …

Kogelberg, South Africa

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Kogelberg Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,000 ha comprising the Kogelberg Mountain Range, to the east of Cape Town, South Africa. With about 1,600 plant species, it contains a floral diversity per unit area that is greater than anywhere else in the world. The 100,000 hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg …

Maropeng

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from.” The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) http://www.mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtag: #MandelaDay Facebook nelsonmandela Flickr Mandela Day Embedded Tweets HISTORY: On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving a 27 year …

Cape Town Links

Cape Town Flag Links related to Cape Town, South Africa presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water? The tale of two slums in South Africa as residents seek to upgrade lives – @thisisplace 5 must-have mobile apps for Cape Town Escape to the Cape, …

Coffeebeans Routes

Elsewhere on the Web Coffeebeans Routes – https://coffeebeansroutes.com – runs creative and specialized tours in South Africa. Key Links coffeebeansroutes.com Facebook YouTube @coffeebeansrout Photos Twitter Tweets by coffeebeansrout Planeta.com Spilling the Beans Cape Town South Africa https://planeta.com/youtube-faves

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Photo: Delyth Angharad Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 398-hectare nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 hectares consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest.” The visitor center is open daily …

South Africa’s Garden Route

Photo: Tom Steiner, Garden Route South Africa‘s Garden Route is the coastal strip between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean of the Southern Cape Coast. The area is neither a geographic nor a political region, so the boundaries are open to discussion. The Garden Route straddles the N2 national route and includes Swellendam, Heidelberg, …