Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)

Archive for the 'National Park' Category

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Yay for public holidays in the middle of the week! Richard and I took a walk in the afternoon up to the Silvermine reserve. It was great to get outdoors and get some exercise going but the wind was something else. The clouds were also quite beautiful, but I think we’ll save the Extensive Silvermine [...]

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

On Saturday we went to Boulders Beach in Simons Town to check out the penguins. We chose a really beautiful morning to go and managed to get there before the crowds had hit and before the penguins headed for shelter from the hot sun. At the one side of the protected area is the penguin [...]

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

We headed off to the Cape Point Nature Reserve in the afternoon with Richard’s sister, Karen, and her friend Ryan. On arriving we had no idea that the park was so huge. In fact, we could have easily spent the whole day there looking at the historic sights and checking out the beaches. First off, [...]

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

We went hiking with Nena and pretty much the whole Louw Cousin Brigade to the waterfall behind island lake. At first we tried to get to the waterfall at Ebb n Flow, but the path has been closed due to flood damage. The scenery was really pretty but suffering from the lack of rain. You [...]

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

A few weeks ago I got a call from my good friend Nena in Joburg. Mark, a friend of hers, had organised an Otter Trail trip and there were some places open. So Richard and I jumped at the idea and this week we got back from five awesome days outside. We got to George [...]