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Post into Western Cape
This is reputed to be the highest bungee jump in the world at Bloukrans Bridge:

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This interesting narrow inlet leads into a wide shallow bay at Knysna:

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This was a scenic lookout ( "viewpoint" as they say there) along the coast. The sign warns of it being a mugging area. It was below road level and couldn't be seen from the road. OTOH you would need a car to get there, I think:

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Next we crossed the Outeniqua Pass into the drier inland:

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The road workers over there wave these flags enthusiastically.

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A flowering bush I don't remember taking:

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Birds along the way:

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:18 am
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Post Re: into Western Cape
Thanks for posting this continuing story.

I can seldom think of anything sensible to post on such an interesting thread where I know nothing, and posting 'thanks' looks a bit lame!

On this occasion I can contribute!

I think the flowering bush you don't remember taking is the inflated seed capsules of Nymania capensis.

Please carry on posting.

Chad.


Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:49 am
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Post Re: into Western Cape
Spot on with the name Chad! Nymania capensis. Phil, there is some really interesting flora around the Knysna heads, Erica's, Gasteria, Crassula and even a few orchids.

Spotted Sparmannia africana at the Bloukrantz Bridge years ago.

A really rich area.

The Outeniqua pass outside of George has lots of various Erica and Protea species.

Craig


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