Saturday 20 May 2017: Jean’s Hill, Kleinmond

Winter is coming and so is Protea time. Protea compacta, Protea longifolia, Protea lepidocarpodendron, Protea neriifolia, Protea coronata, Protea cynaroides, Protea repens and more. How many canwe find? A good place to look is on Jean’s Hill above Kleinmond.

Protea compacta
           Protea longifolia

The Jean’s Hill Trail is short (just over 2 kilometres to the top and back), quite steep in places and offers splendid views over Kleinmond to the sea. Time allowing, the search for Proteas in bloom can be extended to the Hanneshoek Trail above the Kleinmond Golf Course.

Protea neriifolia
                                          Protea repens

To share transport to Kleinmond, meet at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens at 09h00. If coming from Kleinmond or further east, meet at the start of the Jean’s Hill Trail in the parking area at the top (mountain end) of 4th Street, Kleinmond at 09h20.

Tim Attwell 082 343 2501
Barbara Jenman 082 338 4109