PICS: Parts of SA’s Namaqualand is blooming beautiful, already!
The spring carpets phenomenon, which unfolds in the Northern Cape through to the West Coast of the West Cape form early August through to end of September, has already begun.
However on, Friday 27 July, pictures of Nieuwoudtville shows the Northern Cape dorpie is awash with orange daisies already. Take a look.
Hendrik van Zijl posted to pictures of the area surrounding his guesthouse Hendrikshof to Facebook saying, “Photos were taken a few hours ago today Thursday, 26. In all the years I have never seen such a show of flowers all over town. This needs no further description or elaboration. The flowers say it all.”
Experience the flowers:
The timing of this spring flower show is usually crucial for those want to road trip, while stopping to smell the flowers.
According to SANParks, early August and September, is the best time to catch how the dusty valleys of Namaqualand are transformed in to a floral wonderland.
“The semi-desert Succulent Karoo biome, Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and more than 1 000 of its estimated 3 500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth.
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“When compared to regions with similar semi-arid environments, the richness of this biome is exceptional” .
<p ‘helvetica=”” arial,=”” helvetica,=”” neue’,=”” sans-serif;font-size:13px;”=”” segoe=”” tahoma,=”” ui’,=””>In 2017 The Telegraph name South Africa’s spring blooms as one of the 20 greatest destinations on Earth for flowers, alongside other spectacular sites like Italy’s Amalfi Coast – famous for its bright-coloured bougainvillaeas – and Holland and Belgium’s stunning tulip fields.
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Plan your trip:
- Stay in luxury amidst the flowers in the temporary Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp.
- Walk the Skilpad and Korhaan walking trails that offer great views of the spectacular display.