How has the Twelve Apostles range of Table Mountain changed over the past year and a bit since the big fire of October 2017?
Twelve Apostles Fire (#12ApostlesFire)
Twelve Apostles Fire – 12 Month Update
As expected the mountain is looking spectacular and a new wave of colour has hit these parts.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 11 Month Update
Dominant species across the spine include Cape Anemone, Star-eyed Aristea and the striking Witmagriet. In damp areas you'll find Bulbinella nutans and Sterretjies in abundance. A seriously impressive sight.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 10 Month Update
The silver hairs on the leaves of young Conebushes, standing just about 10 cm high, shimmered in the gentle sunlight. Vibrant yellow Spiloxene littered the damp plateau, with a splash of purple and white from flowering Romulea and Cape Anemone.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 9 Month Update
At our somewhat sheltered lunch spot a Klipspringer kept its eye on us while we enjoyed multiple cups of tea that got cold faster than you could sip it finished.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 8 Month Update
The regeneration up on the Apostles Spine is remarkable! Well, although it is rather expected, one can still get excited when thinking back 8 months when the area was a typical post-fire moonscape.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 6 and 7 Month Update
Immediately the blue of Aristea capitata caught the eye in among the intense greens on the south facing slopes where recovery is incredibly fast.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 5 Month Update
These slopes are rocky and steep, but slowly the vegetation is reestablishing itself.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 4 Month Update
The striking yellow inflorescence of Bobartia indica is unmissable as these tall Irises flower abundantly across the burnt slopes of the southern Twelve Apostles.
Twelve Apostles Fire – 3 Month Update
Watsonia tabularis is in flower and it is an absolutely spectacular display up on the Apostles spine. These geophytes (of the Iris family) thrive after fire.