On the Jeep Track in Fernkloof


There were five of us who hiked up Droekloof and on to the Jeep Track this morning.  The wind was strong and on the Dragon’s Back section, we were having to hold on tightly for fear of being blown off the mountain, but once we reached the top, it had abated somewhat.  The fynbos was, as ever, looking magnificent , especially in the areas recently burnt, and it wasn’t long before we started to see Orchids.

We managed to identify  17 species: they were;  Disa bracteata;  D. cylindrica;  D. obtusa;  D.bolisiana;  D.ophrydea;  D.cornuta;  D. Hallackii;  Satyrium lupulinum;  S. carneum;  S. stenopetalum;  S. bicallosum;  Disperis paludosa;  Pterogodium catholicum;  P. acutifolium; Ceratandra atrata;  Holothrix cernua and Acrolophia bolusii.  We were well pleased, especially since two of them were new to me!

We returned via Adder’s Ladder and the flowers continued to impress the whole way.  We walked a total of 11…

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