Papkuilsfontein – A veritable Garden on the Bokkeveld Plateau


For those of you who don’t know it, Papkuilsfontein is a farm 25km south of Nieuwoudtville, and it is endowed with more of the most wonderful spring flowers anyone could ever wish to see. We have visited there on many occasions, but none were better then our two day stay last week, when we were housed in the beautiful De Hoop cottage, in the midst of the most magnificent fields of flowering Bulbine.

We had driven up the R364 from the Biedouw Valley on Thursday and were impressed with some of the flowers along the route (these appear in my Biedouw Valley post) and by the time we reached Papkuilsfontein, things did not look that great, however, a change was in store! Alri greeted us with her usual enthusiasm, albeit tempered by the Covid regulations, and we set of on a drive to the north of the main house, where…

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