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Tuesday 10 April: Kirstenbosch Gardens.

♉ ♉ Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 2 Links

This was my second visit to the gardens, the ♉   last time we were here was with sj in mid-winter [July] and this time it was in autumn [April]. Neither time the best for floral displays but lots of other things to see, I especially like the cycad amphitheatre with its lifesized sculptures of African dinosaurs that would have been contempories of similar plants in the garden. The variety and proximity of birdlife is also a pleasant surprise.


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The avenue of camphor trees.

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canopy walk

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Jurassic landscape with dinosaur.

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♉ ♉ Cycads 2 Links

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♉Encephalartus horridus ... Eastern blue cycad

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♉ ♉ ♉ Gardenia thunbergia 3 Links

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♉Protea

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♉ ♉ Hadada Ibis 2 Links

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Heading for lunch

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Malay fish curry at the Kirstenbosch tea room

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2194.jpg♉ ♉ red-eyed dove 2 Links

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This spider wasp crept out of a crevice in the wall. ♉spider wasp

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♉ ♉ ♉ Swee waxbill 3 Links

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♉ ♉ ♉ Swee waxbill 3 Links

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♉ ♉ Egyptian geese 2 Links

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Nice to see the ♉ ♉ Hadada Ibis 2 Links close up, normally they are honking high overhead.

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Bird of paradise flower, ♉ ♉ strelitzia 2 Links

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Botanical society conservatory.

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♉ ♉ Baobab tree 2 Links

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