Friday, 7 April 2017

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens...

Candace, Riaan and I joined my parents in visiting beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, 14th March. We had a lovely, delicious lunch at Moyo restaurant, and then walked around the Gardens. We visited Colonel Bird's Bath and also enjoyed seeing the dinosaur models amongst the cycads. Riaan also loved all the flowers and birds - especially a pair of ducks we came across in a little pond. :)

 The main entrance at Kirstenbosch.
 Walking along a path near the entrance. The prominent buttress at left is Castle Rock.
 Moyo restaurant serves delicious food.
 Riaan having fun with Grandad and Granny.
 I had fish and chips. :)
 Candace had the vegetarian wrap.
 Interesting flowers in a shady valley.
 King Protea - South Africa's national flower.
 More pretty flowers.
 Swee waxbill in some rushes.
 Cape spurfowl (also known as the Cape francolin) in the undergrowth.
 The noisy hadeda ibis.
 A duck in the little pond.
 Riaan was very excited.
 Colonel Bird's Bath.
 My little family. :)
 The dinosaur exhibit at the cycads.
 View looking down at the dinosaurs and cycads.
 Walking up a little path.
 The "boomslang" - the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway.
 View towards the Cape Flats from the canopy walkway.
 Our shadows far down below.
 Having a rest on the walkway.
 South African Air Force jets on patrol above us.
 This is where they have many outdoor concerts throughout the year. It's a great setting.
 Lovely old avenue.
With an interesting sculpture near the exit. :)

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