We went to the Goegap Nature Reserve today.
It is a very large, 40,000-acre reserve, donated to the government
some years ago, near Springbok, Northern Cape, SA where we
are staying.. The plant and animal life in the reserve are
as they have been for centuries. We found plants growing in
their natural habitat that we are growing in our nursery.
The large open fields are alive with extraordinary colors
of the wild plants in bloom. Many of them are succulents,
but all are show stoppers.
The ancient Kokerboom Trees (AKA Aloe dichotoma, or Quiver
Tree) dominate the landscape as they do throughout Namaqualand.
We saw hundreds of them in the Reserve, some more than 100
years old to seedlings just a few. We've only put two of the
many pics we took of this wonderful plant today.
Tomorrow, more of the same. We were so taken with the place,
that we are going to take the several kilometer trails and
see as much as possible.