Summer Blooms in the Kogelberg: Walking the Palmiet River Trail — Branch out with BotSoc

Tucked away 6km off the R44 between Bettys Bay and Kleinmond, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is one of the hidden gems of Overberg region. Considered the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, it is renowned for being home to the highest fynbos plant diversity in the region. Top: Ceratandra atrata (Orchidaceae). Above: Lanaria lanata This… Read More Summer Blooms in the Kogelberg: Walking the Palmiet River Trail — Branch out with BotSoc

Chardonnay Day

Its 21 May. Its International Chardonnay Day. A day to celebrate. Especially during deprivation enforced lockdown but even more so when cool climate Hemel-en-Aarde is your playground. Currently a bit low on fermented grape juice, I have 2 bottles of golden great Chardonnay on ice. Ataraxia and Creation. Both had its content stored in French… Read More Chardonnay Day