Theres something magical that happens in a region of the West Coast of South Africa, and this magic stretches all the way up into Namaqualand into Namibia. Its the wild display of new life and hope, the very idea of spring made tangible.
Almost 4,000 species of gorgeous wildflowers lie dormant in the ground and depending what the weather does, between July and October, a different selection will bloom every year.
The land is carpeted in the most extravagant hues, fire orange, white, blue and shocking pink.. all the little daisy faces stretching towards the sun. Well worth a trip, pack a picnic and your A Mari, or head up for a few days and explore.
The Namaqualand Flower Route lies roughly 5 hours north of Cape Town. You can see see flowers in Postberg, a tiny section of the West Coast National Park close to Langebaan. The route stretches up to the border of Namibia and good places to go are Richtersveld National Park, Goegap Nature Reserve, and Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve.