Every month, the Grootbos Foundation’s Green Futures programme treats its staff to some sort of fun outing in order to boost moral, build comradery and reward them for their hard work. After last month’s trip to Hermanus for the Fernkloof Flower Show, Green Futures’ guides, students and nursery staff ventured to Cape Town this past Tuesday to visit Table Mountain. Many members of the team had never visited the 1,085-meter, landmark mountain before, so this excursion was filled with excitement and nervous anticipation! With 14 people in total, the team arrived at the mountain around 10am and took the cable car to the top. They then enjoyed a guided walk around the summit by one of the official Mountain Guides, during which the guide explained the history of the mountain and its name, talked about the different plants and vegetation growing on the mountain, and pointed out notable landmarks in the city below. After returning safely to the bottom everyone went to the Waterfront, where they strolled around for a bit and ate lunch, courtesy of Green Futures. After their continuous and strenuous work on the Elim Road Project of late, this was certainly a well-deserved trip for the Green Future’s team!