Nature Journaling 2020 at the Cavern Berg Resort

This course is being held 05 – 09 February this year. We plan to take advantage of this and include a day trip to the Sentinel car park which is at about 2600m. February is the height of the summer flowering season for Drakensberg and Lesotho alpine flowers. The easy walk from the Sentinel car park towards a view point below the Sentinel Peak gives one an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the incredible scenery and flowers. Elsa will bring along her book on Mountain Flowers, a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg & Lesotho and guide you on this walk.

The Cavern will provide picnic breakfast and lunch – we will need to leave at 6am for the 2 hour drive via Oliviershoek Pass and Phutathijaba to the Sentinel. 

The view of the amphitheatre from Witsieshoek at about 2400m

The Sentinel, Sani Pass and Naudesnek Pass are three of the top spots in the Drakensberg to see alpine flowers, and January/February are the best times. So we will include this day as part of our Nature Journaling experience. The scenery is spectacular and the flowers outstanding. We will need to ask participants to pay the mountain register entry fee.

The contour path from the Sentinel car park
Nerine bowdenii and other flowers, just off the path
Nerine bowdenii and other flowers, just off the path

For more information contact Megan Bedingham at  megan.bedingham@cavern.co.za