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January 11, 2013

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Nature Activities

Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from Lion's Head. Photo courtesy of coda

If memories of your leave are quickly fading away and you want to maintain some semblance of tranquillity, you can’t do better than enjoying some of Cape Town’s top nature activities this weekend.

Join me for the following activities in the Mother City from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January, 2013, and discover why you don’t need a holiday – you need Cape Town:

A bike ride through the Tokai Arboretum

Leave your work worries behind with a re-energising bike ride through the resplendent Tokai Arboretum, or Tokai Forest, as it’s known to us locals.

Enjoy a few sweet things at the tea room after your ride, or pop by the organic market at Porter’s Estate for some healthy options.

A picnic at Durbanville Nature Reserve

So you thought Durbanville was only good for producing award-winning wines and chart-topping Afrikaans singers? Think again, my friends!

In this tiny but bountiful reserve, you will find renosterveld coastal fynbos and mountain fynbos to admire along walking trails, plenty of gorgeous birds to gaze at and great picnicking facilities to tuck into your favourite treats.

A hike up Lion’s Head

Yes, yes, I know Sundays are meant for a leisurely lie-in and decadent breakfast, but why not precede it with a spectacular view of the sunrise from the top of the impressive Lion’s Head?

Pack some healthy snacks, a bottle of water and sunscreen, and don’t forget to take along your camera … you won’t want to miss snapping that sunrise!

For more wild and wonderful nature-based things to do in and around Cape Town, visit our Activities and Attractions pages.

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