Friends of Phillipskop

Friends of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

There is always something new and different to see at Phillipskop. Over 700 species of plant have now been recorded on the reserve. The flowers in bloom constantly change through the year so that the fynbos never gets dull. In winter the Proteas take centre stage, while spring sees the…

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Phillipskop Eco Brick Project

Boys sitting on Ecobrick stools

Eco Bricks are plastic bottles stuffed full of plastic waste. Why should we bother with them? We live in an incredible world, and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve happens to be situated in one of the most beautiful parts. We are privileged to enjoy the species rich fynbos flora, amazing animal life…

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Blue Rockets

Aristea capitata (Iridaceae) Bloukanol

The Bloukanol, Aristea bakeri and Aristea capitata, are two plants that no-one can miss when the the flowers are open. Standing proud of the fynbos, they produce tall spikes of large deep blue flowers. This has given them another common name, Blouvuurpyl or Blue Rocket. No other fynbos plant comes…

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