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Last places: Cape Flowers Tour (September)

August 11, 2010

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If you’d like to experience spring in the Cape, stand amidst of the most spectacular flower displays on earth, and identify up to 800 species in 2 weeks, join our Spring Flowers tour, from 3 to 16 September. Book one of just 4 places left!

This tour explores the Cape’s floral Kingdom at its peak flowering time while it also takes in some key endemic birds and mammal, such as African Penguin, Blue Crane, Bontebok and Southern Right Whales. Starting at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens we’ll descend to Cape Point Reserve, to botanise at the Peninsula’s tip. We’ll head up to the West Coast’s floristically diverse Darling area and its National Park, protecting endangered strandveld around Langebaan lagoon. We’ll continue to Namaqualand, famous for its daisie carpets, and Nieuwoudtville, the world’s bulb capital! We’ll discover what’s flowering in the renosterveld after the recent fires, and we’ll travel along the vineyards to the Overberg and Agulhas Plains. We’ll visit De Hoop Nature Reserve, with its diverse and endemic plants, Cape mountain zebra and Southern Right Whales, and scan for Cape Vultures. And finally, we’ll explore the renosterveld near Caledon and the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens near Hermanus before we make our way back along a breath-taking coastline to Cape Town.

Here are some pictures taken on last year’s tour by one of the tour’s leaders, Callan Cohen.

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