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Winter is on its way

5th May 2015 – 8:09 am

May is normally the month when our winter rains begin.  We have had a very dry April and overall a very dry summer hence all the fires in the Cape Peninsula.  Luckily Table Mountain escaped but a lot of southern section of the national park is hardly recognisable.  Fynbos (the indigenous vegetation) recovers quickly after fire  and it is part of the natural cycle. It can also weather our long dry summers and people are amazed about how green the mountain is during the summer months and also how lush.
Torrential rain now with no vegetation to hold the sandy soill in place could cause some landslides and Chapman’s Peak is especially vunerable so let’s hope it doesnt have to close for a prolonged period.
The winter months can be a great time to hike so dont be put off by thoughts of getting drenched.  We have plenty of good days, sunny warm and no wind.  Just have some warmer clothing with you and a rain jacket – just in case!

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