Heritage Day Flood at Phillipskop

Road to Phillipskop during flood

September 25th 2023 will be a day that is forever etched on the minds of those in Stanford and the surrounding areas. There had been a Level 9 warning the day before for heavy rain and damaging winds but even so, the resulting flooding was beyond what anyone had imagined.…

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Three Peaks Challenge

View of Phillipskop Peak from the ridge

Phillipskop has a fantastic variety of trails which can be combined to make longer and more varied walks. But for those who want the ultimate challenge of exploring Phillipskop in one day, we present the Three Peaks Challenge. This route uses the various trails in the most efficient order to…

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Spot the Difference

Gladiolus hibernus (Iridaceae)

One of the challenges of identifying species in the fynbos is that sometimes very different looking plants are classified under the same species. This is not surprising when species have a wide distribution range, but is more challenging when they grow in close proximity. This variation may be just due…

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