This is a Pincushion, variety of Protea, found predominately in the Western Cape.
These plants prefer a dry hot condition and can be found on mountain slopes.
Proteas are sought after by florists and are wonderful in large arrangements for halls, weddings and banquets.
We took these photos while on a walk in the Helderberg Nature Reserve. This can be found in Somerset West, Cape Town. A great place to enjoy mountain walks and hikes.
There is also a restaurant for light meals and teas.
Credit - my own photography
Enjoy your Wednesday and God Bless.