The 1st day of spring started on a Monday this year and Mother Nature came out with some great sunny weather, which means only one thing – Wild flowers!
So you want to see wildflowers?
Namaqua National Park in spring is a child’s dream, a place to experience the magic of the spring flowers. Orange, yellow, reds and pink fields of flowers of the succulent Karoo, you could ask for no better place to experience their magic. Even the birds, butterflies and long-tongued flies come out to play.
During August and September, over night the dusty valleys of the Namaqualand get transformed into amazing carpet of wild flowers, being the home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world. With more than 1000 of its estimated 3500 plant species found nowhere else on the earth.
Just for the visitor are fields of flowers, star studded nights, quiver trees, enormous granite outcrops and the icy Atlantic where you can spend hours or days taking in all the splendor. For a flower report you can visit the Namaqua National Park Flower Report.
For somewhere a little closer to Cape Town you could visit the Tankwa Karoo National Park. For Space, solitude and tranquility there is 143600 hectares of Karoo veld in a basin between the Cederberg mountain range and Roggeveld just a four hour drive away. Find out more from Sanparks.
If you just want just a day trip? Try the West Coast National Park, inland from the secluded harbor of Saldanha Bay, an hour and a half from Cape Town city centre you will find the park next to the waters of the Langebaan Lagoon. Perfect for the whole family for a walk, hike, mountain bike (cycling route in the park) or exploring the park from your car. Find out more from Sanparks.
Call CABS for a car to take you on a flower adventure.