There was a lot to pack into this day. There was time for another quick look around the hotel gardens before leaving for the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. The garden is situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and covers 1.305 acres. There are many collections of the various flora of the country but, as we did not have much time to look around, I made my way to the protea collection, as it is the plant most associated with South Africa.
Syzygium paniculatium berries
These pretty white flowers were on a bush …
A shanty town on the way to Kirstenbosch
First view of Kirstenbosch
A guinea fowl wanders through the plants.
Rothmania capensis (wild gardenia)
Mountain backdrop with Devil’s Peak
Conebush, a member of the protea family
Erica (I think this one is verticillata)
A bed of grass-like plants (is this fynbos?)
There are other flowers apart from protea!
A lonely protea amongst other vegetation