Cameron & Rhoda McMaster's

Landscape, Habitat and Flora Galleries

Plants seen on a typical tour in early February
Mafika-Lisiu Pass 12th-13th February 2008.

Mafika-Lisiu Pass     Katze Dam (1)     Katze Dam (2)     Katze Dam (3)

Melatsunyane Gorge     Semonkong Road (1)     Semonkong Road (2)     

Semonkong Road (3)     Semonkong Road (4)     Semonkong Road (5)

The excellent tarred road to the Katze dam in Lesotho crests the 3000m
altitude Mafika-Lisiu Pass which is the highest road pass in Southern Africa,
affording excellent viewing of the unique alpine flora. It is regrettable that
although the area at the top of the pass is a declared Nature Reserve, no
attempt is made to exclude domestic livestock and it is consequently in a
degraded state. There is a botanical garden at Katze Dam where a
representation of the highland flora of Lesotho can be seen.


Aloe polyphylla

Arctotis arctotoides

Berkheya rosulata

Craterocapsa congesta (fruit)

Diascia barberae

Disa cephalotes

Disa fragrans

Disperis wealii (minature form)

Eucomis autumnalis

Eucomis schijffii

Galtonia viridiflora

Helichrysum albirosulatum

Helichrysum basalticum

Helichrysum montanum

Hesperantha baurii

Hesperantha coccineus     habitat

Kniphofia caulescens on Semonkong Road     habitat

Kniphofia galpinii     habitat

Lotononis pulchella

Monsonia emarginata

Moraea brevistyla

Moraea trifida

Polygala sp.

Satyrium parviflora

Senecio asperulus

Senecio macrocephala

Senecio seminiveus

Xerophyto viscosa     habitat

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