While much of South Africa is covered in grassland, pockets of natural forest survive, such as this one clinging to the steep sides of a gorge.
Succulents such as this Haworthia reinwardtii are rewarding to come across whilst walking in the veld.
Patches of pink brighten up indigenous forests – and our garden – when the Dais cotonifolia are in bloom.
The Cape Honeysuckle is coming into bloom now.
Aloes are also coming into bloom and will brighten up the autumn and winter landscape before long.
The Eastern Cape is home to the Spekboom (Portulacaria Afra), a hardy succulent favoured by elephants and a wonderful garden plant.