Newsletter May 2018
A NEW SIGHTING FOR THE PARK
By Andrea von Gunten, Manager: Muizenberg East Conservation Cluster Zandvlei Nature Reserve
Last month, while conducting a patrol in the Park, I was lucky enough to sight a Cape hare (I think!). Apparently, it’s very tricky to distinguish between a Cape hare and a scrub hare, and the best way is to do a skull analysis.
So, just some info I read up on: There are two species of hare in South Africa. The imaginatively named Cape hare (Lepus capensis) and the scrub hare (Lepus saxatilis). The two are incredibly difficult to tell apart from physical characteristics alone. The scrub hare is slightly larger than the Cape hare. The guide books say the scrub hare has all white underparts but in the Cape hare only part is white. Good luck getting one to roll over for you to check this out! The scrub hare is more grizzled grey in colour while the Cape hare is more brownish grey with black flecks, which may be diagnostic but only once you have seen both.
The Cape hare prefers drier open country and grassland, while the scrub hare prefers more cover from woodland and bushes. And the final distinguishing feature is that the Cape hare runs off with its ears held erect, the scrub hare runs off with its ears held flat. The one I sighted jumped away with its ears held erect if this means anything. Either way, Cape hare or scrub hare, it is a new sighting for the Business Park!
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS
TABLE MOUNTAIN TOYS - PREMIUM PLAY TIME
Owner-operated Table Mountain Toys sells imported quality toys and entertainment products for children. We distribute Schylling, Plus Plus, Paulinda, Outset Games and Puzzles, Brixies, Mic-o-mic, Anamalz and Flexo to various retailers in South Africa, and sell to the public via our online retail platform at www.tablemountaintoys.co.za.
Please feel free to visit our showroom in Capricorn Park where we stock a large selection of premium toy brands, including Playmobil and Brio.
Visit us: 134 Gateway Close (in the Adventure Inc building), Capricorn Park
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:00
Contact: Steve | 021 788 2050 | 076 436 1455 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tablemountaintoys.co.za
ABSOLUTE OFFICE - PASSIONATE ABOUT OFFICE SUPPLIES
We are passionate about office supplies, excellent client service and everything that goes into creating optimum functionality in the workplace.
Our company motto is ‘No request is too large or too small for Absolute Office’. So, whether you’re a big business or a small entrepreneur going places, we look forward to working with you. Our range includes office supplies, Brother labelling, consumables, Tower labelling, accessories, multimedia and software.
Shop online: www.absoluteoffice.za.net
Visit us: No 37, Unit 4, Lakeshore Village, Lakeshore Road, Capricorn Park.
Contact: Casey | 021 788 308 | email@example.com
LUTGE GALLERY - TIMELESS PIECES
We source reclaimed yellowwood, Oregon pine and teak to create tables, mirror frames, benches and other one-off pieces for restaurants and lodges, as well as private homes.
We only work with old wood and this involves careful selection and treatment of the wood by myself and a small team of craftsmen who have been with me for over 20 years.
My designs are simple and timeless and work well in contemporary and period interiors.
Unit 1841, Capricorn Crescent, Capricorn Park
Visit our showroom at Lutge Gallery, 109 Loop Street, Cape Town to view and purchase our pieces.
Compiled by Emma Dawson | iWrite | firstname.lastname@example.org