We set out to tackle the mountains above Franschhoek, but turned back when we encountered gale force winds and saw heavy rain ahead. The weather back at Hermanus was fine, so we proceeded to Vogelgat and did a strenuous 9.3 kilometer walk up Lex’s Gulley, across to Sip Lodge and then back down past Quark Lodge. We were all pretty tired at the end, but we had a good workout and saw some good flowers along the way.
Of special interest were the very large numbers of Disa Tripetaloides which were growing in profusion along the stream banks. We also saw many Disa cylindrica and one old Disa bivalvata, as well as the Acropholia ustulata, which continue to flower at the site first identified near Leopard Rock.