Author Archives: The Fynbos Trail

Rockets Funky Fynbos Festival 2015 – Trail run excitement

We are super excited for our second trail run as part of the Funky Fynbos Festival. Last year’s event was a great success and we are very proud to have the continued support of sponsor Cape Mohair and Rockets. The … Continue reading

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Come hike with us on The Fynbos Trail

The past year 2014 was certainly a busy one for the trail and the team loved every minute of it. We made some awesome new friends and certainly hope to see a few of you back with us. Thank you … Continue reading

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Cape Mohair Fynbos Trail run rocks with Rockets

Wow, what a great weekend!  Thanks to all the runners who made their way out to The Cape Mohair Fynbos Trail run on Sunday.  The weather was great, the vibe at De Uijlenes venue with the Rockets Funky Fynbos Festival was … Continue reading

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Brown Sage (Salvia Africana-lutea)

Right on our doorstep we have a plant that can be used as a tea to help with coughs and colds as well as in potpourri. It is the brown sage, currently in flower (July/Aug). This aromatic shrub has orange-brown … Continue reading

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Frew Group on The Fynbos Trail

Thank you to ‘Sue Frew’ who has kindly let us share her article she wrote for ‘Friends of Silvermine’ Newsletter. Sue and her 5 friends walked the trail in August 2014. ‘A few members of the hiking group, and friends, … Continue reading

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Cape Mohair Fynbos Trail Run

Date: – 14 September Online Entries: Go to Cycle Events online entry page at http://www.cycleevents.co.za/mtb-events/funky-fynbos-mtb-race-trail-run-2014/ Online entries close 07 September 23h00 Late Entries & Registration: De Uijlenes, Friday 18hoo-21h00; Saturday 13 September 10-17h00; Sunday 14 September 06h00-07h30 R20 extra for … Continue reading

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Hidden gems of the Fynbos

One of the most remarkable characteristics of fynbos is its very high number of rare and localised species. You are never quite sure where they are going to turn up, but fynbos-clad hills and valleys are full of special flowering … Continue reading

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A pink winter wonderland in the fynbos

One of our favourite times of the year in the fynbos is right now when the hills between Stanford and Gansbaai turn pink as a result of the mass flowering of the Gansbaai erica – Erica irregularis. What’s perhaps more … Continue reading

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Fynbos Trail Run – an exciting new race as part of the Funky Fynbos Festival

ENTRIES NOW OPEN: Go to Cycle Events online entry page at http://www.cycleevents.co.za/mtb-events/funky-fynbos-mtb-race-trail-run-2014/ For the first time runners have the opportunity to run this magnificent 30 km route (or one of two equally beautiful shorter routes) as part of the Funky … Continue reading

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Self guided self catered option

The Fynbos trail is excited to have launched its self guided, self catering option with a brand new circular route that takes you back to the start.   A recent guest who chose this option (with the added option of portaging) sums up … Continue reading

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