Natural Beauties In Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The national flower of South Africa, the King Protea, and other beautiful flowers open their blossoms for the warming Spring sun in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Spring knocks at the door of South Africa in the beautiful wine region of Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

Back in South Africa at our first house sit in Stellenbosch we took our camera to capture some natural beauties in Jan Marais Nature Reserve. 

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Hottentot-Hollands Mountains

The nature reserve is embedded by a rugged mountainous landscape where vineyards claim their sunny spots to grow most precious grapes for selected vines.

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Tall pines contrast with the big sky.

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa
King Protea

It’s spring so the Proteas are out and some open their gigantic blossom to catch the warming sun.

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Some facts of Jan Marais Nature Reserve:

  • The benefactor for the establishment of the park was Jan Marais – obviously 😉
  • He was also the benefactor to the Stellenbosch University
  • The nature reserve was opened in 1919 and is approximately 23 hectares in size
  • Jan Marais Nature Reserve is divided in different sectors like a picnic area, a section for exercising or culture events and a undisturbed area.
  • Two veld types are predominant: Swartland Fynbos and Swartland Renosterveld.

Address: Marais Rd, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Facebook: Jan Marais Nature Reserve

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Strelitzia

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Jan Marais Nature Reserve Labyrinth
Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Which leader to follow? A bold signpost in the nature reserve with political topicality.

 


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Author: Marcelle Simone Heller

I'm searching for natural beauty and wilderness, while I'm travelling relentlessly to find delightful places and encounters with wildlife. I try to capture the thrill of the moments in photography and words, hoping to inspire others with the love for animals and nature.

12 thoughts on “Natural Beauties In Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa”

  1. Such beautiful colours and plants! South Africa is somewhere I have always wanted to go and I might be heading that way sooner rather than later – thanks for sharing!

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