Echo Ravine in The Golden Gate National Park

The ‘there and back’ walk to Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park was fabulous! The weather continued very hot indeed and so we set off at 9.00am – by early afternoon the weatherman was promising us c.35C! The walk is c.2kms and we took 1.5 hours which included lingering over photographs and enjoying the views.

Setting off from Glen Reenen Rest Camp
Setting off from Glen Reenen Rest Camp
Welcome shade & rich vegetation
Welcome shade & rich vegetation

As you climb out of the valley there are wonderful views.

The views past the Buttress & towards Clarens
The views past the Brandwag Buttress & towards Clarens
The views past the Mushroom Rocks
The views past the Mushroom Rocks

In the ravine there are only two waymarks so just keep heading upwards!

Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park
At the head of the Ravine
At the head of the Ravine

There were lots of flowers and plants which I couldn’t identify – please help!

Pretty mauve flowers in the Ravine
Pretty mauve flowers in the Ravine

And this extraordinary plant in the sunshine.

The Pineapple Lily
The Pineapple Lily

There are wonderful grasses everywhere.

You may be interested in
Brochure
Echo Ravine – photographs, maps and good information
Hiking in the Golden Gate National Park
Photographs of the walk
Flora in the Cape

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