I particularly enjoyed the wealth of flowers and plants to be seen at Bontebok. Of course, early October can still be, if you're lucky (as I was), considered part of the Spring flower season, so there may be less flowering at other times of the year. I struggle to ID the plants that I see, so any help with ID will be much appreciated. For now, I'm enjoying the flowers without being overly concerned about being able to give them their names
Aloes are found all over the park. This one, photographed at dusk, was in front of my chalet.
honey flower/heuningblom (melianthus major
Even on an overcast day, the vygies are colourful
but they come into their own when it's sunny
This I know is a lobelia (they're sold as summer bedding plants in the USA), but I'm not so sure of which one, possibly lobelia tomentosa
And these two are, I think, pelargoniums, possibly both pelargonium ovale
Despite having a careful look through my Field Guide to Fynbos
(by John Manning and highly recommended) these next few remain mysteries
This is a leucadendron, but again, it's hard to be certain which, as there are dozens. I'm thinking it's perhaps leucadendron salignum
There are also dozens of ericas, but I think all of these may be erica versicolor
I love how these fields of shrubby ericas, illuminated by the sunlight, seemed to stretch to the horizon
And finally, two views of the Breede river on a sunny afternoon
Altogether a park I thoroughly enjoyed, Bontebok is a perfect place to relax and unwind, with an infinite variety of smaller delights and surprises to be discovered.