Plants seen on a typical tour in early February
Aurora Peak, Maclear, 7th February 2008.
Aurora Peak (1) Aurora Peak (2) Aurora Peak (3) Map
Aurora Peak is part of the southern Drakensberg range in the Maclear district of the North Eastern Cape. Situated between 2000 and 2500m altitude, the
region enjoys a high summer rainfall and very cold winters with snow and frost. The vegetation is montane grassland with a high diversity of orchids, geophytes and other forbs. The area is only accessible to 4-wheel drive
vehicles and can only be visited in the company of local guide Adele Moore. There are numerous spectacular San Hunter-Gatherer Rock Art sites in the
vicinity to which Adele can take visitors.
Disa cooperi close-up
Disa crassicornis flower close-up plants
Disa nivea flower close-up
Habenaria tysonii flower close-up
Kniphofia linearifolia habitat
Satyrium neglectum flower close-up
Satyrium sphaerocarpus (white form)
For further information about the tours we offer contact Cameron McMaster.
LANDSCAPE, HABITAT AND FLORA GALLERIES