The word fynbos comes from Afrikaans, meaning fine-leaved plants. Fynbos is an evergreen shrubland located on the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and this ecoregion is renowned for its native vegetation. In fact, South Africa’s Cape is well known for being one of the richest areas in the world for plant biodiversity. Of the 9,000 plant species that grow in this area, the vast majority are made up of native fynbos vegetation. The most well-known of these plants is South Africa's national flower, the king protea, or Protea Cynaroides (pictured below).

King protea flower growing in South African fynbos

Through the winter and spring months (July, August and September), the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve comes alive with the blooms of the native fynbos wildflowers. Bushmans Kloof inhabits a National Heritage Site within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a truly extraordinary environment to which we feel ourselves very much indebted to. 

bush picnic in the fynbos at Bushmans Kloof nature reserve

The display of yellow flowers you see here shows the flowers at their best at this very moment, in the height of South African springtime. This special seasonal sight truly is spectacular to behold.

bush picnic food Bushmans Kloof nature reserve

car beside bush picnic Bushmans Kloof nature reserve

The striking yellow and purple flowers provide the perfect backdrop for a bush picnic at Bushmans Kloof, and a glorious vantage point from which to take in the sights and enjoy a glass of Bouchard Finlayson’s finest. 

Bouchard Finlayson wine on ice bush picnic Bushmans Kloof

To learn more about the fynbos of Bushmans Kloof, we recommend taking part in a guided nature walk on your next visit to this remarkable mountain wilderness. And it’s not just Bushmans Kloof that inhabits an area of biodiverse fynbos, you’ll also find fynbos around Bouchard Finlayson estate and our Cape Town property, The Twelve Apostles.

Learn more about the breathtaking natural environment of Bushmans Kloof.