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Drakensberg flora.

We are very luck yo to have a large variety of Drakensberg flora. Because of the tough climate in the Drakensberg mountains a lot of the plants we see on our hikes are only found here.

 

 

Quite a lot of our hikes are above 2500m altitude which is above the tree line. This means we mostly see Erica’s, Heather’s and Helicrysum’s.

 

09 Mar, 2019

Drakensberg Protea Dracomontana – Dwarf Protea

By |2019-07-02T09:12:56+02:00Mar 9th, 2019|Categories: Drakensberg Flora - flowers and trees., Drakensberg Mountains and Peaks|Tags: , , , , |

Drakensberg Protea The Drakensberg Protea dracomontana is commonly found on the grassy slopes of the Drakensberg between 1600m and 2500m altitude. It only grows up to 1m tall so you can see why it is commonly called a dwarf protea.  The flowers vary in color from creamy yellow to pink and light red.  Like all Proteas in the Drakensberg it relies on fires in the winter to help it germinate and generally flowers in [...]