On Friday I treated myself to a day off and drove up the West Coast in search of the spring flowers. For my international readers, these wild flowers pop up every year in the Western and Northern Cape during August and September. The carpets of flowers are truly an amazing sight and something I look forward to seeing every year.
I decided to visit the West Coast National Park as I haven’t ever been before and it’s a well known hot spot for these wild flowers. The park is situated around the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon with the Atlantic Coast on the one side. It was a perfect spring day and I think everyone had the same idea as there was a queue of cars waiting to enter the park. Postberg is a small section of the park where all the flower magic happens and it’s only open to the public during August and September so hence the eager crowds.
The flowers were truly spectacular and every bend in the road yielded a new spectacular sight and had us in awe. We spotted zebras and bontebok grazing among the daisies and quite a few tortoises too.
I definitely recommend visiting during the week as opposed to the weekend and give yourself enough time to fully explore the park. Pack your picnic hamper, swimming gear and camera of course! Enjoy…
All photography: Lana Kenney ©