The winding Dasklip Pass takes one up the mountain and to the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area, outside Porterville. The Reserve comprises of 30 608 hectares and include rare, threatened and endemic vegetation species. During the summer months of January and February the area offers a spectacular display of nature, as the DisaUniflora (the red disa), blooms along the streams in the Reserve. It is the only place in South Africa where one can see fields of these flowers in nature. There’s plenty to do in ‘Groot Winterhoek’ besides taking photographs of flowers. The Reserve itself has accommodation available and surrounding farms also offer a variety of facilities.


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