SANTIE GOUWS MOUNTAIN GUIDE
Exquisite Mountain & Fynbos Hiking Experiences
Santie cares deeply about protection and restoration of the highly bio-diverse and world renowned indigenous Western Cape vegetation called 'fynbos' and is an avid contributor to the global internet-based citizen scientist database, iNaturalist. In her free time in the course of 2021 and 2022, she organized volunteer alien vegetation hacking outings to Assegaaiboskloof near Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa, the only natural home of the serruria florida, fondly locally known as the Blushing Bride, Bergbruidjie, or Pride of Franschhoek. To learn more about this work, watch her presentation to the DFFE - Invasive Species Forum - January 2022, Stellenbosch, or listen to her RSG interview January 2022.