Where can I see King Proteas on Table Mountain

  King Proteas on Table Mountain The King Protea which is the national flower of South Africa is quite incredible to see. Not only the colour and size. Just the sheer beauty and number of them is wonderful. On Table Mountain they generally flower in late February and March although you can often find isolated flowers in full bloom at any time […]

By |February 25th, 2014|Table Mountain trees and plants|

See the red disa’s on Table Mountain

  Hike to see the red disa’s Its that wonderful time of year when the red disa or Disa Uniflora is out on Table Mountain. This beautiful orchid is also the representative flower of the Western Cape and when passing one you cannot help but stop for a closer look. […]

Fynbos Table Mountain walks

 Enjoy a hike in the Fynbos Plant Kingdom found on Table Mountain When going for a walk on Table Mountain don’t forget to take the time to look at the flora around you. There are only 6 floral kingdoms in the world, and the fynbos plant kingdom which is found in the South Western corner of Africa is both the smallest and the most diverse. (ie. it has the most number of species per km sq)  Even more amazing is that of the various plant life found here, roughly 70% are endemic. (ie. Not found anywhere else in the world) […]

The Disa’s on Table Mountain are the best

  The disa’s on Table Mountain The Disa’s on Table Mountain are the best this year that I’ve seen. Maybe its just timing but it seems the colour size and numbers seem more impressive than in previous years. […]

By |February 3rd, 2013|Table Mountain trees and plants|

The best hike for seeing Proteas on Table Mountain

  Proteas on Table Mountain The best hike for seeing Proteas on Table Mountain is up Nursery Ravine. This is a steep route that ascends the mountain above Kirstenbosch Gardens. […]

By |January 26th, 2013|Table Mountain trees and plants|

Spring hiking on Table Mountain

  Spring hiking on Table Mountain Traditionally the 1st of September is the first day of Spring in Cape Town and this year there has been a marked change in the weather since that date. Spring hiking on Table Mountain is the best way to welcome the weather and enjoy the natural beauty of the Western Cape. […]

By |September 6th, 2012|Table Mountain trees and plants|

Is that a baby tomato plant on Table Mountain

Interesting plants to see on a Table  Mountain walk At the moment whilst walking on Table Mountain you might be forgiven for thinking you see [...]

what to see on your Table Mountain hike

What to see on your  Table Mountain hike Whilst on a Table Mountain hike through the summer your eye might well be drawn to a shrub [...]

The Umbrella pines of Table Mountain

What is the tree with the umbrella shaped crown found on the lower slopes of Table Mountain? Many visitors to Cape Town are struck by [...]

Late summer Table Mountain walks

Late summer Table Mountain Walks The "blood lillies" of Table Mountain Ridgway ramblers offer guided hikes throughout the year. Join us to explore Table Mountain [...]