Nested right at the foot of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is, among other things, an approach path for those headed up to the plateau and its reservoirs via Skeleton Gorge. But there is a lot more to Kirstenbosch than access up.
For one thing, it grows only South African indigenous plants. For another, it is home to very cute owls. So when we heard reports of chicks being spotted, we went for a visit and tracked them down. We found a parent and one young, the other two having presumably gone for a walk about.
… Forgive the captions but the birds’ attitudes easily lend themselves to interpretation…