Aasvoelkop (Afrikaans for Vulture Peak)

There were seven walkers who ventured up the steep track to Aasvoelkop in search of rare plants on Friday.  It was a climb of 800 m and the round trip measured c. 15 km, so we were pretty tired by the time we got down, however, it was well worth it as we saw many interesting plants and the views were wonderful once the cloud cleared from the top.  It really is amazing to walk with such knowledgeable botanists and we marveled at their enthusiasm for detail.  I do not pretend to know the names of many of the orchids we saw, but they make a spectacular display as can be seen from the images below.


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