Category: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Searching for Protea rupicola on Somerset-Sneeukop

This is one of those peaks that eluded me for quite some time. With the knowledge that there is a healthy population of Protea rupicola on the summit, it made it all the more enticing. I contacted MO and we arranged a keen party of hikers to summit Sneeukop.


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What a pleasure to hike with the Cape Town section of the MCSA and to get properly acquainted with MO! With an early start at Nuweberg, we followed the Spinx route to up to the Landdroskop hut, managing to spot some beautiful proteaceae along the way. Amongst the most stunning were Protea speciosa, Protea stokoei and Mimetes argenteus.


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