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Posts with tag Table Mountain

Leisure Wheels Magazine – February 2012 – Cederberg Wilderness Area and Table Mountain National Park

My second Year in the Wild article for Leisure Wheels Magazine, published in the February 2012 issue, on the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and Table Mountain National Park.

Getaway Magazine – November 2011 – Table Mountain National Park

My first Year in the Wild article for Getaway Magazine, eight-pages in length, on the beautiful Table Mountain National Park. (1.8MB size). Also check out the online version of this article on Getaway's website.

I have written several articles over the years on Table Mountain National Park for Getaway, check out
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Table Mountain National Park…new video from Year in the Wild

Table Mountain National Park...the first park we visited for Year in the Wild back in June. Here's the awesome video which Year in the Wild part-time team member Timmy Henny filmed and edited. The idea is to give a visual overview of what the park is all about. So there's no voice-over...I think the images speak for themselves! It was filmed all within a few days, and edited while Timmy was busy filming in West Coast National Park!

This video is a trial run...and we hope to bring you more on
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Interview with Paddy Gordon, Manager – Table Mountain National Park

It's always good to meet up with Paddy Gordon, Table Mountain NP's manager. Its the third or fourth time I've chatted to him in the last few years. I had a cup of tea with him in his office in Westlake, while I was doing the Table Mountain leg . I wrote a blog for Wild Magazine's website - so you can also follow my journey there. But here's a longer version of the interview I did with Paddy.

Paddy's experience as
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Interview with Calvin Mojapelo, Table Mountain National Park

While on Table Mountain National Park, I spent a bit of time with Calvin Mojapelo, the People and Conservation Manager for the park. His role is to make sure that all of Cape Town’s communities – rich, poor, old, young, of all races – have some sort of interaction with the mountain, and thereby hopefully develop an appreciation and understanding of the role SANParks plays in conserving the city’s landmark.

Calvin grew up in Zimbabwe, and now 42 years old, the former plastics engineer’s
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First week of Year in the Wild!

I've just written this blog for the SANParks website, and you can also follow my journey there...

On reflection, I think Table Mountain is actually a really appropriate place to start the journey, because it is symbolic of our country’s (and earth’s) environmental situation. There are 4,5 million people living nearby to Table Mountain National Park, most of them in the city of Cape Town. Houses, buildings,
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