Namaqualand Flower Tour
It is the month of
September and only for a short period, normally 2 weeks, the
Namaqualand puts up the most amazing display of colours with
it's annual flowers which have been waiting the year through
to paint the landscape.
We will go North from Cape town and visit
the West Coast, together with the Namaqualand area of
Niewoudtville (Bulb Capital of the world) and Springbok, the
heart of the Namaqualand.
We start by visiting the West Coast
Flowers of all sorts and colours are waiting for us.
The West Coast National Park offers unique Flowers. I'm one of
We go inland and visit
on the way some Bushman Paintings which date thousands of
So we now get serious
about the trip and head north towards Niewoudtville to se if
we can find some bulbs, and we also visit a forest of Quiver
trees, very eerie stuff!!
Quiver Tree Forest. It is about 39 degrees Celcius.
find amazing flowers with a beetle mark on the petals to
attract real beetles for pollination.
We carry on north and
travel to Springbok where we visit Goegap and
Skilpad Nature reserve. Your eyes can not believe that
there can be so many flowers.
Just look at this and tell me it is not beautiful!!
Life is everywhere in this part of the
If its flowers you seek,
this is the right place.
Do I pass as a daisy??
Mountains covered with
their natural multi-colour coat await us. Our souls become