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indigenous

Drakensbrrrg!

We went up to the Drakensberg this weekend.  It was pretty cold, dropping below zero at night.  While there, we went on an epic four hour hike and I took some photographs of the flora that survives under these harsh conditions.

Drakensberg mountains.
Drakensberg mountains.
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garden

Labyrinth with an indigenous view…

On the same trip we came across this labyrinth. It overlooks the indigenous forests of Hogsback and you encounter some interesting plants en route to the centre. Once there, I found what I presume is some sort of aloe (see pic).. Who knows what this plant is?

The labyrinth is next to accommodation offered by the Edge (https://www.theedge-hogsback.co.za/). A great little place with a cool restaurant and private cottages set into the mountain-side, surrounded by bush. We even saw a baboon in the half hour we were there.

Labyrinth and view
Labyrinth and view
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indigenous

Strange plants from far off lands

Just a few more plant pics from our cross-country road-trip.  Not all of them strange but I think all indigenous …

Hogsback forest.
Hogsback forest.
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indigenous

The aloes of the Eastern Cape

I recently took a road trip across South Africa.  Its a great time of year to travel.  The weather isn’t too hot and many plants are flowering.  We stopped along the way to take photographs of the ones that really impressed us, starting with some aloes from the Eastern Cape.

The aloes of the Eastern Cape.
The aloes of the Eastern Cape.