Plantlife on Table Mountain

One of the most enjoyable things about the plant life on Table Mountain is that it always has something flowering. Even at the end of summer the plant life of Table Mountain has much to offer anyone with a vague interest in plants.

One of my favourites at this time of year is the King Protea. Amazing for its size and perfection.

A King Protea on Table Mountain

I have been watching the buds develop throughout the summer and now the first are beginning to open and display. I particularly enjoy the size of the flower often on relatively small plants. It is easy to see why this plant was selected as the national flower of South Africa.


Join Ridgway Ramblers on a Table Mountain walk to see the wonderful King Protea in its natural setting