Making our way from the parking near African Valley Estate, Kyle and I scrambled up towards Botmaskop. The first 30 minutes had us walking along a dirt road lined with Blue Gum trees, whereafter we emerged on the protea-rich slopes of Botmaskop. In this short section alone, I managed to spot Protea repens (Sugarbush), Protea nitida (Waboom) and Protea nerifolia, to name a few. A troop of baboons even greeted us near the top.

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