The name fynbos is Afrikaans for fine bush and refers to the fine, needle-like leaves of many fynbos species. The example in my photo was taken from Hout Bay and you can see the fymbos leading upwards towards Table Mountain.
But enough of the foliage and on to flowers. I’m no expert, but I was able to recognise the more obvious blooms, like the protea, South Africa’s national flower that gave the national cricket team their nickname.
But my favourite is pictured right in the garden of Carmichael Guesthouse where we stayed.
Technically it’s a Strelitzia, named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte, wife of George II, but it is also known as the Bird-of-Paradise flower because it seems to imitate one!
Finally, another F are these fishermen relaxing on the shores of Plettenberg Bay taken on the return journey of our trip along the Garden Route.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning and perfect for a catch of the day.
The fish you can expect to land here include blacktail, cape salmon, hake and kingclip.