Youthful nature

By Roxanne Devonshire This month we decided to focus on our youth as we celebrate Youth Day in South Africa on the 16th of June. This is a very important day I believe as the youth is our future, the generation that will either make or break us. We need to give special attention to …

Autumn and its beautiful leaves

By Roxanne Devonshire Autumn in Cape Town does not only boast beautiful scenery but is also the best time weather wise. After the scorching summer months that are extremely dry and the South-Eastern wind blowing you away, temperatures go down to a nice 18-degree average. The wind dies down and you can enjoy walking in …

A walk in a garden is a delight

Walking in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a double delight. The sheer grandeur of the setting of the garden with walkways that meander through six different biomes on the eastern slopes of Table Mountainis something to savour and enjoy. My walk starts at the Camphor tree Avenue that Cecil Rhodes planted around 1898 then along …

Our oceans

This month I decided to make a plea for conserving our oceans and beaches that hug the southern tip of Africa. Only 80 percent of our oceans have been explored and a mere 7 percent of the world’s oceans are designated protected marine areas. So much of our oceans are still a mystery and we …