Don’t miss the launch of Hiking Beyond Cape Town at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay (5 Aug)
 More about the book!

Join authors Nina du Plessis and Willie Olivier at the launch of their new book Hiking Beyond Cape Town!

The launch will take place in the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical Gardens Botanical Society bookshop.

The authors will be in conversation with Eben Human, former editor of Buite, the outdoor supplement of Die Burger.

Event details

Date: Saturday 5 August 2023
Time: 11:00
Venue: Harold Porter Botanical Gardens Botanical Society bookshop, Cnr Clarence Drive and Broadwidth Rd, Betty’s Bay
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Please state if you are not a Botanical Society member in the RSVP along with number of guests. These names will be listed for free entry at the gate. If you arrive and you are not on the list, garden entry fee of R50 per person will apply. BOTANICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS must please bring their membership card and IDs for garden entrance.

More about the book:

Hiking Beyond Cape Town opens a gateway to the myriad trails and tracks that await hikers – young and old, novice and experienced – beyond the confines of the city.

This collection of day trips outside of Cape Town features 40 trails, fanning out from the south coast to the west and covering a range of varied hikes in between. Ranging between 2 to 7 hours, the hikes are tailored for single-day trips, although a handful will require overnighting. Each hike entry includes an accurate, up-to-date route description, a map of the trail, and directions for getting to the start. In each case, an upfront summary outlines the distance, duration, grade of difficulty, and elevation of the hike, as well as other details. Striking colour photographs and observations about the plant and animal life along the route add lively interest.

A brief introduction provides expert advice on gear, planning and preparation.

An essential reference for hikers keen to explore new horizons.

Categories Lifestyle Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Book events Book launches Cape Town Eben Human Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens Hiking Beyond Cape Town Nina du Plessis Struik Nature Struik Nature Club Willie Olivier

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