Plants seen on a typical tour in January
Moonstone, 16th January 2008.
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Moonstone (5) Moonstone (6)
Moonstone - is a farm situated 40km west of Stutterheim on the Quanti river, which is a tributary of the Great Kei River. The vegetation is thicket in the valley bottoms rising to sub-escarpment grassland on the hills. The area is unique because it is the only place in South Africa where three species of cycad occur side by side - Encephalartos guilielmi, E. princeps and E. caffer. There is a self-catering cottage, and the Moonstone Magic Cycad Trail is a an exciting, though tough activity that guests may undertake.
Encephalartos princeps group
Streptocarpus primulifolius side-view
For further information about the tours we offer contact Cameron McMaster.
LANDSCAPE, HABITAT AND FLORA GALLERIES