Wild Flowers of the Southern Drakensberg

Elsa Pooley said, “The dramatic broken landscape of the escarpment and the harsh climatic conditions of the highland of Lesotho account for the remarkably diverse plant life with about 2200 species and almost 400 endemics”.

One of the reasons the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg area was declared a World Heritage Site was for its rich diversity of plant life. There are many interesting plants to be seen at any time of the year and the flowers are usually at their best just after the spring rains and throughout the summer months, from November to February.
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