Dot’s Dash in November

We chose a warm day to tackle this ever-popular walk in the Kogelberg behind Kleinmond.  There were 12 of us who set out from Fairy Glen and we soon found ourselves in luxuriant new vegetation caused by the recent good rains.  Despite this, it was obvious that we were still walking in an area that was devastated by fire some two years ago, with a great deal of floral rehabilitation still due to occur.

A profusion of flowers and beautiful views kept us spellbound throughout.  We had thought to tackle the climb up to Perdeberg from Spooknek, but the warm weather put paid to this idea and we returned to Fairy Glen instead, with some wobbly knees evident by the time we had negotiated the long and steep downhill sections.  All agreed that it was a good outing and we will reconsider another day there in April next year, in the hope of seeing some Erica pillansii.  The standout flower of the day was the magnificent Dilatris viscosa, which most of us saw for the first time.

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