The Cavern Wildflowers Weekend

With Elsa Pooley

Explore the Drakensberg wild flowers and trees with Elsa Pooley, author of Mountain Flowers, A field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho! These weekends are a great introduction to flower and tree “watching” and also an opportunity for the more knowledgeable to get to know the mountain plants. The Cavern estate is home to many of the Berg endemics with the beautiful Barleria monticola and Anemone fanniniae in bloom in November (rains permitting). The glorious scarlet Berg bottlebrush Greyia sutherlandii, should also be in full flower.



17h00 Meet in lounge for an introduction to the weekend. Learn to use your wild flower field guide


08h30 – 12h00 Wild flower walk. Meet outside the shop. Refreshments will be provided on the walk.
12h30 – 14h00 Lunch
15h00 – 17h00 As above, take along your own refreshments. This walk is optional.
18h00 Slide show : Drakensberg Wild Flowers in the Conference Room


08h30-11h30 Wild Flower Walk. Return to cream scones at the hotel!

These walks are at a leisurely pace to allow time to observe and identify the plants – sometimes described as ‘wild flower stops’! Bring along a hat, weather proof jacket, walking shoes, walking stick/s and a small backpack or bag for water, sunblock and your book/s. The destinations will be chosen on the day, according to the best localities for plants at that time. Bring along your Mountain Flowers (and Wild Flowers of KZN) field guides. These books are available at the Cavern shop


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