Category Archives: where to see fynbos

Sheltering in the koppies

A walk through a recently burnt fynbos landscape is always lots of fun and full of exciting flowering finds. I recently visited an area burnt just five months ago at the end of summer in the Waterford section of the … Continue reading






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An unusual form of Lapeirousia corymbosa from Farm 215

Fynbos fan, Maarten Groos of Farm 215 near Gansbaai sent me this photo of an unusual form of  Lapeirousia corymbosa (koringblommetjie) that he photographed in a small remnant patch of Elim ferricrete fynbos on his farm. Lapeirousia corymbosa grows in sandy-clay … Continue reading






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De Hoop Nature Reserve – a great place to enjoy fynbos and so much more.

I was in the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve over the weekend. De Hoop is approximately 34 000 ha in size and one of the largest natural areas managed by CapeNature. It is a favorite destination for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and … Continue reading






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Mid-summer flowers in the fynbos

Last week started the year with our first group on the Fynbos Trail (www.walkerbaytrails.co.za). Being the middle of summer I really wasn’t expecting much in the way of flowers and was worried that the hikers would be disappointed by the lack of color … Continue reading






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Spring splendor in the Overberg

I mentioned a few weeks back that there had been a fire on Flower Valley in autumn and all sorts of flowering treasures are appearing in the veld on a weekly basis. While guiding a group of hikers on the Fynbos … Continue reading






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Flower Valley blooming

A few weeks ago a small controlled fire on Flower Valley (www.flowervalley.org.za) jumped a fire break and spread up the southern slopes of Grootberg. Fortunately with the aid of two helicopters (and some timeous light rain that started falling in the … Continue reading






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Fynbos roof gardens at Oudebos Cabins, Kogelberg Nature Reserve

I recently completed a large fynbos landscaping and rehabilitation project at the new Oudebos Cabins tourism development in Cape Nature’s Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Part of the project involved developing 12 roof gardens on the new cabins and meeting room. While … Continue reading






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Spring splendour in the Kogelberg

The Kogelberg region of the Cape is generally accepted as the true heart of the Cape floral Kingdom, an area of unprecendeted floral diversity and natural beauty.  As a result some 100 000 hectares stretching from the coast (Gordons Bay … Continue reading






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Flowers, flowers everywhere

A walk in the mountains on the weekend reminded me that there is probably no better month than September for enjoying the fynbos. I took a walk on part of the new fynbos trail that will be opening shortly in … Continue reading






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