Fynbos hikes on Table Mountain
Take a guided hike on Table Mountain with Ridgway Ramblers to find King Proteas and Disa’s in flower
One of the most fantastic things about Table Mountain is that throughout the year there will always be something flowering. To choose a favourite time of year would be difficult, however February and March are pretty special with a variety of Disa’s and the King Protea flowering at this time.
Disa is a large African orchid genus. There are 144 species found in Southern Africa with many being found on Table Mountain. They come in a variety of colours and size with many being restricted to very small areas or small and rarely seen. The best known of the Disa’s is the Disa Uniflora. This large and stunning flower is the representative flower of the Western Cape. It flowers in abundance alongside many of the rivers and damp areas on Table Mountain. The Aquaduct, Myburghs Waterfall Ravine and Window Gorge being some of the favourite places for viewing.