Cape of Myths : The story of Adamastor

The Story of Adamastor, the Untamed Titan

 Fall of the Titans
Once upon a time, so long ago that not even the Greek gods had been born – or so the sages tell us – the Earth and the Sky gave birth to twelve Titans.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – The Cape of Soldiers

 

 

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are. Listen to the seventh episode below:

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of myths

Cape_Point_E11 Cape of Myths - The Story of Adamastor, the Untamed Titan

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are. 

Cape of soldiers – Cape Point’s military history

Point of interest
The year 1939 was the end of a long and difficult war over the soul of Cape Point, and the start of a long and difficult war over the soul of Europe.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Flora

Cape_Point_E03 Cape of Flora - Hugh Taylor, the Fynbos Man

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are. Listen to the this episode below:

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Climbs

Cape_Point_E08 Cape of Cimbs - The Funicular Trams

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Ghosts

Cape_Point_E09 Cape of Ghosts - The Flying Dutchman

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Flames

Cape_Point_E12 Cape of Flames - Fires, Fynbos, and Fire-Stick Farmers

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Cape of Flora – Cape Point’s fynbos

Hugh Taylor: The Fynbos Man

The Shack
The story of one of South Africa’s greatest botanists starts on the wind and wave-scoured plains and outcrops of Cape Point. He was a man so comfortable in nature that he would regularly fall asleep under a tree after lunch. A man whose instinct for plants began here, and brought him back here time and again.

Cape of flames

Fires, fynbos and ‘fire stick’ farmers

Fighting fire
It was 11am when Dean Harrison’s team got the call.  They were working in Tokai, battling the huge Cape wildfire of March 2015 that had started in the mountains above Muizenberg and spread as far as Constantia and Chapman’s Peak. The team of ten brave souls had been at it for four days in a row, grinding out 12 hour shifts in the crucible of smoke and heat.