These slopes are rocky and steep, but slowly the vegetation is reestablishing itself.
The striking yellow inflorescence of Bobartia indica is unmissable as these tall Irises flower abundantly across the burnt slopes of the southern Twelve Apostles.
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.
The Fire Lilies had finished blooming, but the emergence of Watsonia tabularis ensured that there were still splashes of orange on the mountain slopes.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Fire Lily blooms along the 12 Apostles!
The contrast between burnt fynbos and unburnt forest is striking...and was expected!
After 5 days of burning the Twelve Apostles Fire finally abated.
The fire line crept closer to Hout Bay on the second night of burning.
A fire breaks out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain's Twelve Apostles range...
Bird watching, spring time wildflowers and a wonderful short nature trail make for the perfect weekend away!