We all know Schoenies rocks! It also has rocks...
Last year (2016) saw Schoenmakerskop, or as we refer to it, Schoenies, celebrate its centenary year. As part of the celebrations a Centenary Garden has been established in front of the Sacramento Restaurant.The plaque in front of the garden says: "There's not a day when I don't think about how privileged I am to live here1916 - 2016
The view of the coastline from the World War II Forward Observation Post at Schoenmakerskop. This historic building is now under threat due to a company wanting to mine the sand of the dune on which the FOP is located saying that it "isn't a natural dune". What a load of hogwash!
This week's Video Friday post is another one of Renaldo Gouws' drone aerial videos, this time of the striking coastline of the Wildside featuring Cape Recife and Schoenmakerskop.
A patch of yellow flowers along the Sacramento Trail at Schoenmakerskop
In early December a huge fire swept through the bush on the Wildside in the Schoenmakerskop area. One of the specific spots effected by the fire was the Fynbos Trail that starts next to Sappershoek in Schoenies. I am the cache owner of the PE series of Geocaches that is located along the Fynbos Trail … Continue reading The Fynbos Trail after the December fire
Life returning to the Fynbos Trail at Schoenmakerskop after the devastating fire of late 2016
The coastline at Schoenmakerskop with all its rocks, pools and gullies really lends itself to exploring youngsters. Like a free treasure hunt jungle gym exploration facility.
One of the aspects of Geocaching is something called an Earth Cache. An Earth Cache isn 't a physical cache where you have to find a container but rather something that teaches you about the earth and it's geology. Last weekend I did an Earth Cache in Schoenmakerskop set up by Seekoei NMB called PE Tufa … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Tufa stromatolite?
The beautiful Schoenmakerskop coastline