Just up the road from the Paul Sauer Bridge I stopped to see the “Big Tree” in Tsitsikamma National Park.
The boardwalk trail led through a dense forest of lush green.
Plants I did not know. I asked the Ranger on duty what this unusual star plant is.
Others had signs to explain. This forest tree-fern found in Southern temperate regions, prefers wet to very-wet sites and grows in deep shade forming a dense understory.
A short walk (the loop trail is only .3 m/.5 km) and I arrived at the “Big Tree” an 800 year-old Yellowood standing 120 feet/36.6 m tall. Very impressive.
This was a great divergence from driving, but there was more to see in Tsitsikamma National Park. I could here the sea calling my name.
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