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.
The first half of this route is in the indigenous forest found on this side of the mountain. Throughout the year the small stream along side the path runs and the shade provided by the magnificent trees are always welcome. Although you won’t see any Proteas on this first part of the hike the trees themselves are wonderful. Varying from huge and ancient rooiels and yellow wood to newly seeded bladdernut trees. The path winds its way between them always keeping the stream on the left hand side.