17 Jul 2012

Puff the Magic Dragon spotted in Hout Bay

Puff the Magic Dragon spotted in Hout Bay

Hout Bay superstar Narch from the band PHFat (checkout how famous they are here!) had this to say about a beautiful waterfall in our valley,

“Gone for a little puff at the Hout Bay waterfall. So much water wow!”

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12 Nov 2010

Snake thought to be extinct in Cape Town found!

Snake thought to be extinct in Cape Town found!

“Once believed extinct in the Cape Town area, rinkhals snakes, a type of spitting cobra, have now been discovered living within the metropolitan boundaries.”

If you see any while walking in the mountains above Hout Bay please follow the steps below to register your sighting.

Read the rest here…

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13 Sep 2010

Whales off Tintswalo Atlantic

Whales off Tintswalo Atlantic

Guests at Tintswalo Atlantic where treated to a wonderful sighting of whales over the weekend.

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10 Sep 2010

Man versus Animal

Man versus Animal

Living in Hout Bay, we are very fortunate to live on natures doorstep. Unfortunately animals are coming off second best as a result of our close proximity. This image of a civet was sent in by a concerned Hout Bay resident, who stopped to remove the dead animal from the road.  The Cape Clawless Otter that was found last month near the Oakhurst shops was also reported to have died from poisoning, as a result of feeding on crabs in the Disa River.

When will we realise how precious our natural heritage is?

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06 Sep 2010

The Wetland Meander

Wetland

I went on a wonderful walk this Sunday, through the wetlands starting from the Happy Valley estate. It was wonderful to see how local residents, through hard work, were rehabilitating the fragile wetland. Below is a GPS track of the meander.

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