Bushmans Valley Guest Farm
Nestled in a valley just to the north of the formidable Swartberg Pass and south of Prince Albert is a quiet guest farm. It has several lodges on stilts, an information centre and a few trails.
Gk. dios = divine; pyros = literally, a ‘grain of wheat’ but in this instance fruit. The fruits are ‘divine’ – edible and very tasty. This name was originally applied to the Caucasion persimmon, Diospyros lotus.
From the Latin hepta meaning 'seven' and gona meaning 'angled'
From the Greek oxys = sharp, sour or acid and (h)als = salt. The plant is frequently consumed for its sour taste caused by the oxalic acid, particularly the flowering stalks of O. pes-caprae. In large quantities the oxalic acid inhibits digestion and in stock leads to the condition 'dikpens' or bloated belly.