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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Fynbos
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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Fynbos

Fynbos, which is Dutch for fine-leaved plants (even though most fynbos is ericoid and not fine), is in high demand. It's valuable because it is under threat - due in no small part to agriculture, invading plant species, and human development. Fynbos is a total...
Common ailments when travelling – use these 10 wild South African plants
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Common ailments when travelling – use these 10 wild South African plants

You are on a road trip and someone comes down with earache, a rash, a sore throat or needs a little help with the daily, well, let's just say that they need help. And there is not a pharmacy in sight. Fear not. There is help at hand. As close as the side of...
In Search of the Baobab – Where to find them in South Africa
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In Search of the Baobab – Where to find them in South Africa

The African baobab or Adansonia digitata is the only of the now nine species (up until recently there were eight) of baobab trees native to the African mainland. These monster trees with their swollen, gnarled bodies and incongruous branches that look more ...
Soekershof – discovering the mystery of all things through plants
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Soekershof – discovering the mystery of all things through plants

Soekershof ('seekers garden') invites an element of 'seeking'; discovering the mystery of all things through plants that sometimes strikes a chord as we uncover a similar mystery within ourselves. If you're looking for unusual and you have a 'thing' for fat...