The towering sandstone cliff walls and breathtaking rock formations of Meiringspoort lie on the N12 between Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn. The poort follows the natural gorge hewn by the Groot Rivier (big river) through the Swartberg range connecting, on either end, the towns of Klaarstroom and De Rust, or the Groot and Klein Karoo respectively. It is famous for its waterfall
From the Greek aspharagos, the name given to the edible Asparagus. A wide-spread genus which is greatly in need of revision. The root-system is an important character in the grouping, but owing to the inadequacy of the existing descriptions and the imperfection of the type specimens, correct identification is often very difficult. The flowering seasons seem to depend very largely on habitat. Some of the spiny species are called Wag-’n-bietjie.
Gk. bous = ox; phonos = murder, slaughter; referring to the bulb sap which is poisonous, quite capable of killing oxen; hence one of the common names is ‘Oxbane’. Boopis means ‘ox-eyed’, a result of induced hallucinations from Boophone disticha, a traditional Zulu medicine.
From the Latin edulis meaning 'edible'