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Welcome to my World!
This blog grew out of a desire to share with others my enthusiasm for getting to know my neighbourhood and my city - and hopefully more parts of South Africa and beyond!
The Cape Peninsula is an extraordinarily beautiful place: we have an iconic world-famous mountain right in the heart of Cape Town, wonderful and easily accessible hiking trails all over the mountain, and a fascinating history, culture and society just waiting to be explored.
Freshly Pressed and Popular Posts
Featured Posts1. Erindi Private Game Reserve in Namibia: A Bushveld Paradise (2011)
2. Getaway to Riversdale (August 2011)
3. A Theme Change: MistyLook to Comet
4. Photographing Military Events
5. Tuffy-Cat and the Open Window
6. Wild Flowers at Postberg Nature Reserve in 2011
7. Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre in 2011
8. Our little American roadtrip of 2012
9. 2012 - An exciting year of being published
10. Springtime wild flowers at Seeberg in the West Coast National Park 2012
Flat Kathy’s Blog
The Fantastical Voyages of Flat Kathy1. My Special Flat Kathy Postcards
2. The 10th CANSA Shavathon
3. Who has nipped Miss Tuffy-Cat's catnip?!
4. The Du Toit's Kloof Pass
5. A special Sunflower
6. The Grim Reaper on the Black River
7. Lions at Rhodes Memorial
8. Sunset on the Beach
9. Happy Birthday to Cousin Buller
10. The Tale of Miss Tuffy-Cat
- Do you want to receive one of Flat Kathy’s Very Special Postcards?
- Flat Kathy surprises us at the 10th annual CANSA Shavathon
- Admiring the early morning flowers
- Charon the Ferryman – and his spooky friend – are floating on the Black River
- Walking around with Flat Kathy: An introduction to a magical world?
- Ka-BOOM!! So a car battery really CAN explode?!
- Flat Kathy’s new blog is flourishing
- Meet Flat Kathy: Our Visitor from Overseas
- Defeated by the sun-baked mountain slopes of the Swartboskloof and revived by lunch at Hillcrest Berry Farm
- Transforming the Greenest Pool in our Neighbourhood: From luminous green sludge to sparkling clear water
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Exploring the Cape
Getaway to the Garden Route
Getaway to the Cedarberg Mountains
Getaway to the Olifants River Mountains
Getaway to Swellendam
Getaway to McGregor
Getaway to Stanford
Getaway to Riversdale
Hikes and Rambles
Home and Garden
Category Archives: Silvermine
A couple o’ weeks ago, at the end of a rather wet winter’s week, we were eager to get out into the world of nature once more. We thus met up with L and V and their little girl N … Continue reading
During winter in Cape Town, the famous blue skies of Africa are often hidden behind water-logged dark-grey clouds that trail curtains of rain across the peninsula, causing erosion on exposed hillsides and widespread flooding in low-lying areas. In the last … Continue reading
One day in March, we hiked along the Silvermine Crags. A thick blanket of dark grey rain-heavy clouds was hovering above the city, and swirling around the tops of the mountain peaks in the southern peninsula. Luckily, the rain stayed … Continue reading
At the end of April, after a couple of days of rain, the weather cleared sufficiently to venture outdoors, and we decided to re-try the river ramble in Silvermine West. We had explored this path in March, after long months … Continue reading
In September last year, we’d set out to explore the Hillcrest Path at Silvermine West, but we’d been caught out by the rain and the fog, and reluctantly did a u-turn on the mountain. Yesterday, however, was the perfect weather … Continue reading
The day after I had had my head shaved for a good cause at the 2011 CANSA Shavathon, we decided that the weather was just too nice to stay indoors in front of the computer, catching up on emails and … Continue reading
My goodness, what a whirlwind of a week this has been! We picked up mom-in-law Lissi (visiting us from Windhoek, Namibia) from Cape Town International Airport last Saturday, and spent a leisurely afternoon at home, giving her some time to … Continue reading
At the start of December last year, we felt like exploring Silvermine East a little more. To our delight, the weather was far more inviting than on the previous occasion we had visited the Southern Peninsula (see the story of … Continue reading
Ever since I had joined a group of friends on an extra-long hike from the Silvermine Reservoir, up to the Elephant’s Eye Cave and even further up to the top of the Constantiaberg with its VHF mast in July last … Continue reading
“Do you feel like doing the Amphitheatre hike tomorrow morning?” inquired hubby on Friday night. “Yeah, definitely.” “Great, so how about we get up reallllly early…” “Erm… how early is early?” “How about 5h30?” “What?!” “We’ll have a quick breakfast, … Continue reading