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Offline Clemens

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Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
« on: May 04, 2014, 19:14:12 PM »
Hi everyone.

I've been planning to visit this reserve for some time now, but due to mostly bad reports on the infrastructure and general state of things, haven't got round to it.

However, we drove there this afternoon, and things were mostly as reported regarding management and upkeep. Regardless, we went for the nature, and it being one of the only decent sized nature areas in Gauteng, in that regard it didn't disappoint.

The 66km of roads are still in decent shape as traffic is light. The weren't loads of animals to be seen, but we did spot a few groups of zebra, think I saw blue-wildebeest in the distance, a small herd of Kudu and a solitary red-hartebeest.

Plant-wise we saw some stunning Marlothii aloes, no sign of flowers yet, and some Kalanchoe's in flower.

 









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« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 13:28:05 PM by Clemens »

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Re: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 04:02:54 AM »
Yo Clemens  :)

Thanks for sharing your trip with us - amazing country side

It all looks very dry at present but I suppose that is how aloes like it.
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Re: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 22:11:29 PM »
Pleasure Abby.

As the temps go down, all the grasses will mature and go yellow and brown. Not really bone dry, we had a good rainy reason. Keep in mind thought that the next rain will only be Sep-Oct, 5-6 months from now.

That is why aloes in full bloom, middle of the dry dreary winter, is such a miracle, and provides food for many insect and bird species.

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Re: Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 22:11:29 PM »
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