Showing posts with label Cecilia Plantation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cecilia Plantation. Show all posts

Thursday, June 9, 2011

In Rehab

Work has begun on the rehabilitation of Cecilia Forest which has been under pine and gum plantations for ages, but is now being restored to natural forest and fynbos as part of the agreement to make Table Mountain a natural heritage site. You can see the fire that is burning away what is left of the pine plantation - all the logs have been taken out now. It will be so exciting to see this beautiful part of the world in all its natural splendour.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Marathon man

The Two Oceans Marathon, which has been going for 42 years, is always run on Easter Saturday. It is a 56 kn run (34.8 miles) that goes from Rondebosch round Chapman's Peak, via Hout Bay and Constantia Nek and back along Rhodes Drive where my photo was taken at Cecilia Forest.
The winners were the South African, George Ntshiliza for the men, and the Russian Olesya Nurgalieva for the women. Olesya's sister, Elena, came second.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sorry logs

The harvesting of the pines of Cecilia Plantation above Constantia has generated a lot of unhappiness over the past few years when Table Mountain National Park announced its intention to harvest the pines and then restore the fynbos. I am completely behind them, but think they set about it in a most unfortunate way. A little compromise here and there would have done wonders for all the Capetonians who love to walk in the pines. But chaps, wait a few years, and you will see that it was all worth it! Click here for TMNP info.