10 September 2012

Table Mountain Contour Path

Date: 18 August 2012

Location: Table Mountain

Walkers: Michele & Helen

*** Route plotted here ***

Archive of other walks along the Table Mountain Contour here.

This is the same walk Michele and I did a fortnight ago but this time my camera played along a little better. Once again the weather was perfect and once again we started at Kloof Corner and walked all the way along Tafelberg Road to the start of the Saddle path.

Spotted along the way: yellow morea...

... and white china flower.

The grasses were also growing well along the roadside.

Up the Saddle path we went. It's an easy route on a stepped zig-zag path.

Before long we had climbed a good way up above Tafelberg Road.

On the slopes: sunny yellow daisies!

And clumps of pink erica. Erica baccans I think.

And orange Erica abietina too.

More daisies along the side of the path.

The turned onto the contour and followed the path direction Platteklip.

After all the winter rains the waterfalls were flowing strongly. We hopped across a wet path...

... and continued along the route.

Past the cave and another full waterfall.

We crossed the Plattefklip path too and took the high road onwards.

This wet winter has resulted in very healthy and bushy fynbos.

I love the colours.

There were plenty more early spring flowers too. Erica lutea.

Pretty butterfly bush, Polygala garcinii.

Gorgeous pelargonium.

And a mystery bud. Hmm, what is it?

Best bit of the walk: going behind the waterfall.

Wet paths everywhere.

And grass and reeds.

The contour ends at Kloof Corner.

Spring daisies.

Plenty other flowers hereabouts too. Brown sage, Salvia africana-lutea.

Lobostemon glaucophyllus.

The balloon pea, Sutherlandia frutescens.

This looks like an aspalanthus, although I am not sure which one.

More yellow: doll's rose, hermannia.

Babiana ambigua.

And plenty of pink mesembs.



garden girl in SA said...

I am really envious of the time you have to walk, I work 5½ days a week and the rest is spent on household chores, family and of course gardening. I just love your blog as it affords me the opportunity of seeing all the things I would usually miss. Beautiful photo's.

Anonymous said...


I think that those 'mystery buds' are a zalusiankya species. I love the site!