South Africa – September 30, 2002

Monday 30 September: Grahamstown – Glen Craig – Ecca Pass – Fort Brown – Hell’s Poort – Dikkop Flats – Willow Fountain – Riebeeck East – Grahamstown

The next day we took a loop west and north of Grahamstown. Some 23 km east of Grahamstown toward Peddie where we found Hawothia angustifolia. This would be as far east as we would go for the rest of the tour. Coming back west we stopped at Govenour’s Kloof and took a look at Haworthia cymbiformis growing on the cliff side. Next stop was Glen Craig, north of Grahamstown on the way to Ecca Pass. Here the Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera where just starting to come up out of the hard pack mud, near by we found Haworthia gracilis.

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South of Fort Brown, south of the pass we found Faucaria brittiana. S33’13”, E026’37”

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On tortoise chasing another … didn’t ask why.

DSC01154Euphorbia at Willoowfontein on road to Riebeck East.

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Then back to Grahamstown … and a hot shower and a wild night on the town with a bunch of botanists.



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