Photo Credits

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Cape Town Tourism
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG
CAPTION: Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae) are well known garden plants and cutflowers all over the world, but few people know that they originally come from the eastern parts of South Africa. They bloom throughout the winter months at Kirstenbosch, from autumn (May) until early summer (November).

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG
CAPTION: The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) is probably the flower that most visitors want to see – the largest of the proteas and the King of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It flowers at Kirstenbosch during winter and spring (May-November) and can also be seen growing wild on Table Mountain.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG
CAPTION: Spring is the most colourful season at Kirstenbosch, and visitors come to see the rippling fields of orange, yellow, white, blue, purple flowers. Most of them are daisies from Namaqualand, such as Ursinia speciosa, the Namaqua Ursinia.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG
CAPTION: During spring, September to October, one area in Kirstenbosch transforms from drab greyish green shrubs to these glistening dazzling mounds of colour. They are the Vygies (pronounded fay-gh-ease), also known as Mesembs, Midday Flowers or Ice Plants, small shrubby succulents that belong in the family Mesembryanthemaceae and mostly come from the semi-arid regions of South Africa, such as the Karoo.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch NBG
CAPTION: Summer days are long and warm, with little to no rain. Agapanthus, also known as African Lily (Agapanthus species, hybrids and cultivars), are a feature of the Garden during the summer months (November to February).

Groot Constantia Wine Estate
V&A Waterfront
Steenberg Wine Estate
Waterkloof Wine Estate
Caroline Elston
Gaetan Dondel
Francoise Armour