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Table View | Jürgen Weiland - Travel Photography - South Africa 2016

Postberg Flower Reserve - Langebaan Lagoon

On my way along the West coast, up to Postberg Flower Reserve, I had a first stop at Bloubergstrand. From the beach one can have a perfect view to the Table Mountain and the City of Cape Town.
Image above: Sunrise at Bloubergstrand. First light at the Table Mountain and the City of Cape Town.
flowerreserve-2Entering the Postberg Flower Reserve.
The image above shows a species of Zaluzianskya. This plant belongs to the figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), she is endemic to Southern Africa and includes some described sixty species.
flowerreserve-4These daisies obviously like to stand together in large groups. The majority of these so called Cape marigold, or Namaqualand daisies I could find flowering in white or orange.
The white one is called Dimorphotheca pluvialis and the orange one Dimorphotheca sinuata.
Images above: Dimorphotheca pluvialis from behind showing the beautiful purple lines which flow through the petals. flowerreserve-7There also some some mammals living inside the flower reserve. This morning I could spot a zebra couple with their baby and a herd of springbok. flowerreserve-8flowerreserve-9flowerreserve-10Image above: Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, this plant belongs to the family Aizoaceae, native to the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. Others names are: Livingstone daisy, Bokbaaivygie (Afrikaans), or Buck Bay vygie. flowerreserve-11flowerreserve-12flowerreserve-13flowerreserve-14flowerreserve-15flowerreserve-16Image above: Phoeniconaias minor, the Lesser flamingos at Langebaan Lagoon. flowerreserve-17