New plant identified on Welgevonden

The Sterkstroom River Valley continues to deliver surprises. Two years ago a previously unidentified plant on Welgevonden was observed to be flourishing in the Sterkstroom Valley. This plant was identified as Freylinia tropica, an indigenous species endemic to the Waterberg in South Africa.
This year, a new species has emerged and is flourishing in the valley, particularly in the area close to Broken Bridge. This species has been identified as Artemisia afra. It is a common plant across South Africa and it is used widely for medicinal purposes. Keep a look out for this new addition when you next drive along the Sterkstroom River.