Long walks, going wild about nature and learning from it

One of the world’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities, Cape Town, is the wild doorway to magnificent mountainous peninsula that ends at the Ocean wave-battered cliffs of Cape Point.

Here, the rugged rock outcrops and huge cliffs tower over 200 metres above the sea level and pierce deep into the ocean, providing a spectacular view for nature lovers.

Further afield, snaking for about 200km between Mossel Bay and the Storms River mouth, the Garden Route is packed with family-friendly Indian Ocean beaches, but it is also a plethora of lakes, natural forests and mountains that offer rich pickings to hikers, adventure lovers, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

For extra kicks and fun in the wild, you can put to the test your bungee jumping or cage-diving skills among the Great Whites!

Welcome and let us discover the nature in South Africa’s remote, and wild Western Cape province on Siyaya: Wildest Cape show on channel 318 DStv.

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Hermanus is an attractive town that sits on the cliffs above Walker Bay, about 120 km southeast of Cape Town. It is best known for offering some of the world’s finest land-based whale-watching spot between the months of June and November when the Southern Right whales and some Humpback whales converge to calve.

The West Coast National Park, a short distance north of Cape Town is an internationally known site for marine birds, ten species of which breed from the park since a time long ago.

The park is also well known for its multihued spring wildflower displays, which usually happen in the months of August and September.

How about if these scenic wild adventures and discoveries, which would certainly excite and inform the “young explorers” in your children were brought to your living room?

Oh yes, Siyaya: Wildest Cape show currently running on DStv channel 318 brings viewers these jaw dropping scenic landscapes that are seldom seen on television, and celebrates the incredible wealth of beauty in South Africa’s Western Cape area.

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The shows’ cast follows a group of ever inquisitive teenagers as they explore the area’s deep canyons, scale high mountains and dive into two very different oceans, all the while navigating wild animals that cross on their path to beauty and discovery.

Led by the eccentric old scientist Oompie (Dr. Francois Odendaal), the young adventurers roam across the vast landscape, investigating the Western Cape, where they encounter a rich and amazing array of flora and fauna.

Your children will love the awe-inspiring challenges that the teens take head on, as they jump into cauldrons of whitewater, scale rock cliffs by the sea, and hang on ropes high in the sun-lit South African sky.

This show is all about learning, facing your fears and appreciating nature in all its raw, impressive glory. Tune in.

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