The area by the Stables is very very dry, and there is no irrigation to help. Plants here have to suit this situation, and one which seems totally happy is the leucadendron Safari Sunset. It's in full sun all year round.

The bracts are a really deep wine red in winter and early spring.
leucadendron safari sunset by the stable

Leucadendron Safari Sunset also gets a mention (actually another whole page!) in my favourite shrubs section! As I write this it has survived three heavy snowfalls, several droughts, and random pruning sessions. What a brilliant plant!