For our monthly meeting it was decided rather than doing some much needed work to go out and sniff the flowers on the mountain. It is not easy to think of something which we have not done before and is not too strenuous and I came up with a 1km walk to a small peak west of our usual stomping ground.

People found it a little strange to park on the side of the track going up to the towers but that way we could cut out a long boring stretch along the jeeptrack with one short, steep pull-up.

In spite of the drought the vegetation was in reasonable shape and we found a few unusual gems.


The easy bit


We took Tammy along for her first ‘hike’


This orchid was quite abundant.


On the way back we spotted the Cyrtanthus staadensis in flower.