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

There are numerous proteas flowering on Table Mountain during the summer months, however one of the best places to see them is in Nursery Ravine. This is a steep gorge which climbs Table Mountain above Kirstenbosch Gardens on the Southern side of Table Mountain.

Proteas on Table Mountain

A close up of a beautiful King Protea on Nursery Ravine.

From January on you can see the buds developing. Once a few start opening they all seem to join in a rush and the result is quite outstanding.

Join Ridgway Ramblers on a hike on Table Mountain. We know where to find the plants and when to see them at their best. Click here for more information.