Category Archives: Fynbos Stories

The story of Fire and Fynbos

In December 2019, a fire spread across the lower slopes of Flower Valley Farm. Continue reading

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The story of Protea Acaulos

Protea Acaulos – an example of rodent pollination in the fynbos Continue reading

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Fynbos Trail Alien Buster Team

Sean and Emma Privett tackle the aliens during lockdown on Witkrans Farm and the trail. Continue reading

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Protea obtusifolia

The story of Protea obtusifolia on The Fynbos Trail Continue reading

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The Story of The Brunsvigia

The story of the Brunsvigia Continue reading

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Autumn in the forests on The Fynbos Trail

If you are planning to hike the Fynbos Trail between August and November this year, and you have an extra night available, why not lengthen your trail and hike our coastal add-on. Continue reading

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Candelabra flower

Fynbos Trail hikers are being treated to the beautiful candelabra flowers at the moment. It is a spectacular bulbous geophyte that bears a head of many asymmetrical flowers 50-60mm long.  The flowers are followed by the large dry tumbling fruiting … Continue reading

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The Arum Lily Frog

The Arum lily frog, often found hiding in Arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) which it uses as camouflage and waits patiently for prey. This remarkable little frog is able to effect considerable changes in skin colour over short periods of time. … Continue reading

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Brown Sage (Salvia Africana-lutea)

Right on our doorstep we have a plant that can be used as a tea to help with coughs and colds as well as in potpourri. It is the brown sage, currently in flower (July/Aug). This aromatic shrub has orange-brown … Continue reading

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Hidden gems of the Fynbos

One of the most remarkable characteristics of fynbos is its very high number of rare and localised species. You are never quite sure where they are going to turn up, but fynbos-clad hills and valleys are full of special flowering … Continue reading

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