When we travelled towards Worcester in July 2010, to the Karoo Desert National
Botanical Garden, we left Porterville's wheat-fields with their isolated
pockets of Renosterveld. At the foot of the Mostertshoek Twins 2030m we
saw the sunshine bush – golden leaves on the Leucadendron proteas.
Lighting up the fynbos slopes of the mountains, then winding away along
the road not taken, to Bain’s Kloof Pass. To the Little Karoo.
Semi-desert, because it does get a little rain, now in the winter.
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
with blooming aloes and snow in July 2010