January 11, 2013
Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Nature Activities
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
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
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!