Archives for Table Mountain conservation

Photo of the week – October week #1: Klipspringers

 Klipspringer pair on Table Mountain summit   Once plentiful on Table Mountain, the indigenous klipspringer (an Afrikaans word that translates to ‘rock-jumper’) antelope is a rare sight nowadays. Uncontrolled hunting led to local extinction by the 1930s. In 1999, the Table Mountain National Park reintroduced klipspringer to sections of the Cape Peninsula.  The first introduction of 19 animals was into the Cape of Good Hope section of
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Quote of the Week: August week #1

“Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Blake and W. R. Buchan, who made the initial ascent (of a route called Frustration Arete) in May 1932, are to be congratulated on a pleasing climb. But it is to be feared that congratulations cannot be extended to the perpetrators of the next route, namely Frustration Gully, but in any case the writer disdains praise and hopes that R. E.
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