We set out early heading in the direction of Kleinmond. The sunrize was excuisite as we rounded the mountain. The Kogelberg sighnpost crept up on us and we nearly performed a handbrake-turn off the highway and onto the gravel road that leads to the reserve.
We checked in at the small office, soon we were on our way.
Soon we came across our firs swimming hole. The water looked inviting but we only spent a few minutes there admiring the views and filling up water bottels. The Sewejaartjies was everywhere. They are a nuturally occuring part of the fynbos of the Cape. They are a very important part of the dried flower industry and were once used to stuff matresses. The more common one is white but there was also a "Strawberry" Everlasting but this is now very scarce
I don't know if these qualify as the strawberry kind, but they were beautifull. These were not the only fynbos that we encountered.
From the 'watering hole' we turned a little bit away from the river. The path is very good and the scenery is absolutely fantastic.
The blue mountains in the distance were majestic. The fynbos surrounding us filled our nostrils with that distinctive smell. The smell that reminds you that you are outside in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
We came across this beautifull Protea-bus. About to bloom. If you think that these buds are beautifull; just imagine how special they will be when the flowers are in full bloom!