The Cape West Coast Flower Report 23 September 2013 << go back


posted on 25 September 2013

CEDERBERG AREA

 

LAMBERT’S BAY  /  ELANDSBAAI

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS

In Lambert’s Bay and the surrounding 5km.   All open ground in the towns.  R27 to Leipoldtville (over Slangkop) and to Eland’s Bay. Dassiepoort, 4km north of Lambert’s Bay.  The Golf Course in Lambert’s Bay. Drive in and walk amongst the flowers.

Eland’s Bay has the most beautiful flowers.  From Vensterklip into the town, the flowers are all over the area.  From Eland’s Bay towards Dwarskersbos the flowers on the right hand side of the road are fields of orange daisies.  Worth seeing.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:      

Rotstert Feeklokkies Jonkmansknopies Aandblommetjies BobbejaantjiesBlou en goue MoreasBlousalie

RooisalieBobbejaangesiggiesBloupypieSandgann Leeubekkies Bitter gousblom Soet gousblom Wit soê Duikerhorinkies Broodbosse Melkbosse Hongerblomme Sambreeltjies Perdebos Kattekruie Ossiebos Gifappeltjie

Herfskatstert Veldkool Albucas Bont viooltjies Porselein elandsvy vetkousie pietsnot suring toonblom drumsticks blou koringblommetjie rooi malvas kruidjie-roer-my-nie jeukgatslaai horlosiegras sporries roosmaryn vingerpol skilpadbessie  slakblomme koggelmandervoet

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

AREND DE WAAL Flower Tours  (Weekends only)

No admission without tour guide. Groups welcome. Contact Arend or Cornelle on 083 354 1788

 

 

BERGRIVIER AREA

 

VELDDRIF

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:

The empty plots in town. Voortekker rd towards Laaiplek. On road (R399) from Velddrif to Piketberg. R27 (West Coast rd) On road from Velddrif to Vredenburg.

 

Dwarskersbos in Main road and along beach. Past Dwarskersbos on the coastal rd towards Elandsbay.

           

TYPE OF FLOWERS:

Geel surings, wit reënblomme, oranje daisies, white daisies, geel kruip vygie, strandvygie,  slaaibos, slangbos , pers vygiebosse, gansogies, duikerwortel, stinkkruid, flaks, pers hongerblom  

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

   

SALDANHA AREA

                         

HOPEFIELD

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:

In town on vacant plots

Next to Soutriver in town                                                                    

On road to Langebaanweg (R45)

1st 25km from Hopefield to Velddrif on the

roadside(R234) Drive carefully road full of potholes

Next to roadside from Bloemendal farm to R27,

Plaasmol (R45) 5km outside Hopefield

Gravel road between Langebaanweg and Cloeteskraal

Next to the road at the entrance of the farm Sandvlei

Road between R45 and Moorreesburg (R311)

On the farm Bontheuwel next to R45

TYPE OF FLOWERS:     

Wit Reënblommetjies (Daisies), Oranje Gousblomme, Arum Lilly (Varkblom), Surings, Nylandtia Scoparia - Duinebessie (Persbosse), Nylandtia Spinosa - Skilpadbessie, Bietoubos, Geel en Pers Hongerblom, Veldkool, Suikerkanne, Blombos, Babiana ringens (Rotstert), Restios/Riete, Weeskinders, Drumsticks, Camel, Ligte blou Sandpypie in rietpolle, Duikerwortel, Melkbos, Kapokbosse, Pers Cineraria, Pers Vygiebos

 

LANGEBAAN

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS    :Road Langebaan Gate to Geelbek:                     

Type of Flowers          : Kaopkbossie(White Flower),Bobbejaankool (Yellow flower)        

                                     Strand Sallie(Brown Flower),Harpuisbos/Euryops(Yellow    

                                     Flower),Restio/Riet(Brown Flower),Blombos(White Flower),

                                      

      LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Oostewal & Sunbird Drive 

Type of Flowers              : Reenblommetjies (White, Orange)        

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS   : Langebaan Town / Langebaan Country Estate

Type of Flowers             : Reenblommetjies (White), Geelhongerblomme 

                                       : Gousblommetjies, Blue Flax/ Sporrie Suring/Sorrel(Yelllow&Pink)

 

 HOW MANY FLOWERS: Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS   :Langebaan Gate to Seeberg Hide

Type of Flowers         : Suring/Sorrel(Yelllow&Pink),Reenblommetjies,

                                  : Eendekos(Yellow button flower),Vygiebos(Bright Purple)

                                  :  Pronk Tulp/Tulip(Pink),Petsnot(Yellow Flower).

                                  :  Bobbejaantjies, Bont viooltjies, Bloukappie, Rotstert, Varklelie,                                              : Naeltjiesblom, Lobelia, Vygies, Bloubekkie, Vygie bosse,    

                                  : Pietsnot, Bietou, Rooi Salie, Spinnekopblom,  Elandsvy,

                                  : Reenblommetjie, Slang Tamarak,  Bobbejaankool, Bloupypie,

                                  : Lewertjies, Sterretjie, wit daisies, Froetang, Pers Hongerblom,        

                                  :  Bokbaai Vygie,Veldkool, Kapokbossie,

HOW MANY FLOWERS:     Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS   : Langebaan Town / Langebaan Country Estate

Type of Flowers             : Reenblommetjies (White), Geelhongerblomme 

                                       : Gousblommetjies, Blue Flax/ Sporrie (Blue Flowe

HOW MANY FLOWERS:     Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS    :Road Langebaan Gate to Geelbek:                    

Type of Flowers          : Kaopkbossie(White Flower),Bobbejaankool (Yellow flower)        

                                     Strand Sallie(Brown Flower),Harpuisbos/Euryops(Yellow    

                                     Flower),Restio/Riet(Brown Flower),Blombos(White Flower),

                                     Geelmelkbos(Yellow Rossete).

HOW MANY FLOWERS:     Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Road to Geelbek and Kraalbaai

Type of Flowers              :Bietou(Yellow Flower),Blombos(White Flower),

                                        Geelmelkbos(Yellow Rossete),Strand Salie(Brown Flower),

                                       Rooi Naeltjie,Truitjie(Red Flower).

HOW MANY FLOWERS:     Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Myburgh Park, Oliphantskop

Type of Flowers            :Suring/Sorrel(Yelllow&Pink),Reenblommetjies (White & Orange),

                                       Eendekos(Yellow button flower),Blouflaks.                                              

HOW MANY FLOWERS:     Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Road between Langebaan & Saldanha

Type of Flowers             : Reenblommetjies (White)                                                           

 

      HOW MANY FLOWERS:         Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  : Kraalbaai to Tjaarbank

Type of Flowers                : All the above shrubs.Helder Kuip Vygie(Yellow Flower)

                                         Vygiebos(Bright Purple),Ice Plant,Suring/Sorrel(Yellow &Pink)

 

      HOW MANY FLOWERS:         Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS  :Postberg Gate Left to Plankiesbaai

Type of Flowers                :Suring/Sorrel(Yelllow&Pink),Reenblommetjies,

                                 : Eendekos(Yellow button flower),Vygiebos(Bright Purple)

                                 :  Pronk Tulp/Tulip(Pink),Petsnot(Yellow Flower).

                                 :  Bobbejaantjies, Bont viooltjies, Bloukappie, Rotstert, Varklelie,                                                        : Naeltjiesblom, Lobelia, Vygies, Bloubekkie, Vygie bosse,    

                                 : Pietsnot, Bietou, Rooi Salie, Spinnekopblom,  Elandsvy,

                                 : Reenblommetjie, Slang Tamarak,  Bobbejaankool, Bloupypie,

                                 : Lewertjies, Sterretjie, wit daisies, Froetang, Pers Hongerblom,         

                                 :  Bokbaai Vygie,Veldkool, Kapokbossie,

 

      HOW MANY FLOWERS:         Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK 

 

The best time to enter the park should be in the morning to avoid the long queues at the entrance gates and Postberg gate.

 

Driving Route

  • We have flowers at the turn to Seeberg bird hide which is about +300 meters from the Langebaan gate.
  • We also have flowers outside Langebaan gate (about +500 meter on the road to Langebaan).
  • Postberg is having beautiful flowers after the rains we had last week.

 

Cycling Route

  • Mooimaak we are having beautiful flowers which is only for mountain bikers.

 

Accommodation

  • Unfortunately our accommodation if fully booked for the flower season period but we sometimes receive cancellations. The client should check on our website for any cancellation or they can call our central reservation for any availability enquiries.

Webside:www.sanparks.org and Central reservation: 012 426 9111/ E-mail:reservations@sanparks.org

 

      WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: POSTBERG IS OPEN!!! TEL:- 022 772 2144

  • Entrance fees: R48– South African Citizens, Kids Half Price
  • R96– International Tourist per person
  • POSTBERG Gate CLOSING 30 SEPETEMBER.

 

PATERNOSTER

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:          Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

TYPE OF FLOWERS -                  Important Note:

Various pink vygies and various types of daisy. Lebeckia sericea, Wiborgia, Pennypod ,Oxalis obtusa,Geeloogsuring

Sour Fig/Suurvy, Hemimeris sabulosa – Geelgesiggie, Trachyandra – Veldkool, Trachyandra ciliate,Various Gousblom,  Leeubekkie / Weeskindertjies,Lamiacecae - Salvia lanceolata – Rooisalie,Salvia africana-lutea - Bruinsalie/Strandsalie ,Roepera flexuosa – Maarbos,Pelargonium fulgidum – Rooimalva,Dimorphotheca pluvialis – Reenblommetjie, Dorotheanthus bellidiformis – Bokbaai Vygie,Senecio abruptus, Basterhongerblom ,Ballota africana – Kattekruid,Tetragonia fruticosa – Kinkelbossie,Osteospermum moniliferum - (Daisy Family), Bietou

Euphorbia burmannii - Steenbokmelkbos/Soetmelkbos,Oxalis pes-caprea, Geelsuring ,Spiloxene serrata, Sterretjie

Babiana nana, Lachenalia pustulata, Melaspherula ramosa - Fairy Bells,Cysticapnos vesicaria - Klappertjies

Cynanchum africanum – Bobbejaantou, Anagallis  arvensis – Blouselblommetjie or scarlet pimpernel (alien)

Thesium spinosum – steek Groenbasbossie ,Hermannia - Doll's Rose/Poprosies ,Indigofera procumbens - Lewertjie

HOW MANY FLOWERS:

Varies in flower types from PLENTY to PATCHES to FEW.

Overall PLENTY yellow, white and pink while driving.

While walking slooooowwwwly with the intention to observe and SEE - much ill be seen.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:      Pelgrumsrust (On the road between Paternoster & Vredenburg)

TYPE OF FLOWERS:  Carpobrotus quadrifidus (Elandsvy)

Carpobrotus edulis (Suurvy)

Arctotheca calendula (Seepampoen)

Arctotis hirsuta (Gousblom)

Dimorphoteca pluvialis (Reenblommetjie)

Foveolina Tenella (Veld Cineraria)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                        Field/ Plenty/ Patches/ Few

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        Bekbaai Area 

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Dimorphotheca Pluvialus (White rain Daisy)

                                            Foveolina Tenella (Veld Cineraria)

                                            Oxalis Compressa (baster Suring)

 

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                        Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

 

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        Visvanger Street on an open field

 

 

TYPE OF LOWERS:                     Dimorphotheca Pluvialus(White rain daisy)

                                            Foveolina Tenella(Veld Cineraria) 

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                        Fields/ Plenty/ Patches/ Few

 

On all the open plots in town:   Dimorphotheca Pluvialus (White rain Daisy)

                                            Foveolina Tenella (Veld Cineraria)

                                            Oxalis Compressa (baster Suring)


HOW MANY FLOWERS:                        Fields/ Plenty/ Patches/ Few

 

ST HELENA BAY

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             On road into and through St Helena Bay, vacant land in the village. Hills behind the village well covered after a lot of rain recently

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Geelsuring (Oxalis pes-caprae) plenty

Gifbossie (Senecio burchellii) starting to fade

Stinkkruid (Oncosiphon suffruticosum)

Bietou (Osteospermum moniliferum)

Poproos (Hermannia scabra)

Reënblommetjies (Dimorphotheca pluvialis)

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                 Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             ON ROAD TO STOMPNEUSBAAI, SIDE OF ROAD 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Geelsuring (Oxalis pes-caprae) plenty

Gifbossie (Senecio burchellii)

Bietou (Osteospermum moniliferum)

Poproos (Hermannia scabra)

Stinkkruid (Oncosiphon suffruticosum)

Hermannia trifurca

Reënblommetjies (Dimorphotheca pluvialis)

Kankerbos (Lessertia frutescens) few

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                 Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             DA GAMA MONUMENT, STOMPNEUS BAAI

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                  

Geelsuring (Oxalis pes caprae)

Gifbossie (Senecio burchellii)

Stinkkruid (Oncosiphon suffruticosum)

Reënblommetjies (Dimorphotheca pluvialis)

Poproos (Hermannia scabra)

Hermannia trifurca

Gousblom (Arctotis hirsuta, possibly acaulis)plenty

Steenbokbos (Euphorbia burmannii)

Pietsnot (Grielum humifusum)

Sandsteenvygie (Oscularia)

Pers viooltjie (Lachenalia pallida) patches

Malva (pelargonium species, not sure which)

Mini drumsticks (Zaluzianskya parviflora)

Bont leeubekkie (Nemesia affinis)

Bobbejaanboek (Massonia depressa)

Astertjie (Felicia tenella)

Pers Douvygie/pink groundcover type

 (?Drosanthemum floribundum)

Groot tulp (Moraea flaccida)

Pink vygie 2 (Ruschia ?)

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                 Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             HILLS BEHIND STOMPNEUS VILLAGE

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Geelsuring, Gifbossie, Stinkkruid,Reënblommetjies, Gousblom  (patches)         

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                 Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

Perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             SHELLEY POINT     

Between new entrance gate and hotel, and

on vacant land throughout the development

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Geelsuring, Gifbossie, Bietou, Duikerwortel, 

                                                Kattekruie (Ballota Africana)

Duine vingertjies (Manulea tomentosa)

Lazy daisy/wild chamomile(Foveolina tenella)

Slaaibos (Roepera morgsana)

Vygie Bush,  (Ruschia ?)

Capnophyllum africanum

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:                 Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:             BRITANNICA HEIGHTS

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                   Swathes of white, yellow and purple flowers these being

  • White gousblomme
  • Yellow (what I think is) gifbossies (Senecio burchellii)
  • Purple bos vygie (Ruschia macowanii)

 

There are still a few here and there on the hill of:

  • Kapokbossies (Eriocephalus africanus) – not at their best
  • Gewone poproos (Hermmannia scabra) – dying back
  • Soet houtbossie (Rafnia angulate)

 

For these you will need to get out of your cars and do a bit of foraging:

  • Lewertjie (Indigofera procumbens)
  • Vredenburg froetang (Romulea elliptica)
  • Bokmaellie (Microloma sagittatum)
  • Various viooltjies
  • Botterblom (Sparaxis bulbifera)
  • Geeloog suring (Oxalis obtuse)
  • Geel kwassie (Bulbine annua)
  • Klein kattekruie (Stachys aethiopica)
  • Blou bekkie (Nemesia barbata - purple)
  • Ganskos (Cotula turbinate – yellow)
  • The Elandsvy (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) are still flowering in domestic gardens

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

SALDANHA

     SAS SALDANHA NATURE RESERVE               

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS AND HOW MANY AS WELL AS THE  LOCATION OF FLOWERS :      

GOUSBLOM             -  Fields  - Between Malgaskop and Moresonkop

SURING                  -  Patches  - Lots of them next to the dirts roads

VYGIES                -  Patches – Behind farmhouse area also next to the road on the sea side to the lighthouse as well as in the lighthouse area.

SPINNEKOPBLOM    -  Few  -  On the Dunes at Kampklossie and also along the dirt road next to the dunes. Some must still flower.

PIEMPIEMPIE          -  Patches  On Baviaanskop and also in the rock area next to the                                    farmhouse.  Also on the sea side of malgaskop on the                                     dirt road about 500m after the entrance at the Northbay                                  gate (close to the 2nd world war buildings.  

    PIENK FROETANG     - Few - Next to the dirt road at Malgaskop entering from the                                                               Academy Gate.    

    SALDANHA PYPIE     - Few    Next to road from Farmhouse to Kampklossie as well as                                                       next to the dirt road behind dunes to the shooting range.

WILDE MALVA         - Patches – Next to the road on the way to Skulpgate.

 

  KALKOENTJIES        - Few – Along the dirt road next to the dunes as you walk towards

                                            Tabakbaai.

 

JACOBSBAAI

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS

 

Reenblommetjies:

Geelsuring

Bietou

Bruinsalie

Soet gousblom

Oranje gousblom

Osierrapuis

Soetkopdikblaar

Grootdikblaar

Berggousblom

Strandhongerblomme

Elandsvy

Geelsandvygie

Berggousblom

Bokbaaivygie

Geelmelkbos

Baie bolplante

Weskus daisy

Kalkoentjie

 

Baie reen gehad en veld sal pragtig wees tot  15 September

                                                            

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

VREDENBURG

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS: R45 and the exits to Paternoster, Saldanha and Velddrif

TYPE OF FLOWERS: Gousblomme (Orange & Yellow), White Rain Daisy, Arum Lillies, Surings

HOW MANY FLOWERS:  Field / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

 

SWARTLAND AREA

 

DARLING                                    

 

Predictions are that there may still be a couple of weeks of good flower viewing in the Darling reserves. Some reserves are quite wet due to recent heavy rains - Visitors should wear good sturdy shoes or preferably water boots for walking in the veld.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:        

 Darling Renosterveld Reserve (Access at top of village behind the Darling Primary School or lower down gate in Langfontein street) This reserve has been cut around the                                            edges and one can more easily view what is growing.                                                                   

Although visitors can enter the reserve and continue uphill if                                                          they so wish, the lower slopes are more interesting: on                                                        entering the reserve turn right and continue downhill, walk into the bush a bit deeperand follow the reserve down to them bottom;also on the plot just below this reserve on                                                  Petunia Street

                                               

Darling Groenekloof Reserve (R315 alongside the SPCA                                                           premises) Park at the SPCA and enter through the small gate on the road; Take the rough footpath to the top end of the  reserve, below the koppie. From there one has a wonderful                           view over the village as well as towards the North West across the Swartland in the direction of Piketberg. One can then meander down towards the cemetery corner and back                               again to the gate. This will take anything from half an hour to an hour and a half depending on your speed.

 

Tienie Versfeld Reserve (R315 Darling – Yzerfontein);

 

Drying out a bit but still rather wet in places.

                                                                                

Duckitt Nurseries Wildflower Reserve – farm road       

 through reserve (R307 Darling – Mamre – in front of Duckitt                                                     Nursery);

                                               

Waylands – farm road through reserve (R307 to Mamre)

 

Visitors must please take care not to drive off the road in the                                               Waylands and Duckitt Nurseries reserves as the veld is wet and they may get stuck. No buses.

                                                                                

Along the roadside reserves R307 from Mamre and R315 from Malmesbury                                                                        

 

 Groote Post wine farm on Darling Hills Road – besides                                                    winetasting/restaurant vistors can also walk in the veld to view the wildflowers

                                               

Burgherspost situated off the R315 to Malmesbury – nature drives only (info below)

 

Swartbergsvlei – R27 opposite West Coast Nat Park

 

All very welcome to have a stroll on the farm and can contact                                          

Alicia on 084 593 2745 or email: sbvlei@gmail.com.

For more on Swartbergsvlei see www.swartbergsvlei4x4.co.za

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                    

 Darling Renosterveld Reserve:  Babiana rubrocyanea                                                     (kelkiewyn bobbejaantjie); Babiana tubiflora (wit                                                                 bobbejaantjie) Wurmbea marginata (swartkoppie), Moraea                                                   setifolia (papieruintjie) dotted around, Ixia lutea and Gladiolus                                               meliusculus (pienk kalkoentjie) also showing their faces;                                                        Geissorhiza radians (kelkiewyn); Ixia scillaris (agretjie), and                                                  Laperousia still going, and Trachyandras doing well, plus the                                                 Chinks are beginning to open. 

 

Many very special flowers blooming here. Our local flora group have found no less than 10 species on the Red List growing right there in the open areas that were bush cut                                       earlier – predictions are that this area will still be nice right into next month.

                                                

Plot below Renosterveld: Awash with Babiana rubrocyanea (kelkiewyn bobbejaantjie), also Ixia scillaris (agretjie), Acrocanthes (wit spekvygie) Ornithogalum ‘cooperi’ (geldbeursie), Hermannia (poproos), Vygies, fragrant  Disperis villosa (babakappie), loads of Trachyandra and Lachenalia – pallida plus the unifolia – Romuleas still in evidence, and the magenta Muraltia

 

Still some Hesperanta, Oxalis,  Gousblom, Acrosanthes, Spiloxene (yellow one), Indigofera, Arums, Vygies, Lachenalia, Trachyandra, Muraltia, Homeria flaccida, Rain Daisies, Microloma, Laperousia, Moraea

                                             

 Darling Groenekloof Reserve: this reserve is especially good for the viewing of geophytes. Kelkiewyn (geissorhiza radians), Babiana species, kaneeltjie pelargonium                                       (Pelargonium triste), romulea species, wachendorfia as well as various daisies (Asteraceae) and vygies. In the marshier areas there are clumps of arums (Zantedescia), sorrel                                 (Rumex) and other interesting marsh plants. Chinks flowering                                               everywhere now.

 

Duckitt Nurseries: Looking beautiful – still lots of flax, Ixias, Monsonia’s showing their faces; kelkiewyn Bobbejaantjie (Babiana rubrocyanea) white rain daisies (Dimorphotheca) witring kelkiewyn (Geissorhiza radians), watsonia, snotrosie (Drosera), lachenalia, chinkerenchees.The whole reserve is very beautiful.

                                                

Waylands Reserve: This reserve is looking beautiful. Many species are flowering in abundance, creating a spectacular display. Kelkiewyn; Ixias (Ixia maculata), Kalkoentjies (Gladiolus alatus), Snotrosies (Drosera pauciflora)

 

flax and white rain daisies makes for beautiful viewing. Also plenty red-centred Bobbejaantjies; witring kelkiewyn (Geissorhiza radians).

 

Groote Post: white rain daisies; orange gousblomme; pink oxalis and much more coming along nicely.

                                                Burgherspost: Critically endangered Geelbobbejaantjie

                                                Babiana pygmaea) and Leipoldt se bobbejaantjie (Babiana

                                                leipoldtii); Rotstert (Babiana rigens); Bloupypie (Gladiolus

                                                carinatus) and patches of rain daisies

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few

Please note that this is someone’s

perception, and not a guarantee.

 

FLOWER SHOWS:

 

Took place this past weekend - Waiting for next year

 

 

Wildflower Meander

Darling Flora group takes walks in the reserves in and around Darling & Yzerfontein – there are two walks coming up early in October. For more details – Helene Preston 082 222 8135 /Maggie 022 492 2855 or Libbes Loubser 022 451 2504.

The group explore the reserves for whatever is flowering that day, also to find anything new and to discuss anything botanical. These are gentle walks so anyone is welcome to join.

 

Cloof and Burgherspost Nature Drives

Cloof and Burgherspost contribute to the conservation of two important veld types: Swartland Granite Bulb Veld and Atlantis Sand Fynbos, both very endangered. In our diversified farming system, we set the conservation example for the wine industry.

The Darling region is well known for its beautiful spring flowers.

Enjoy a guided game drive and encounter some of South-Africa’s most renowned game and bird species including Bontebok, Eland, Red Hartebeest and Zebra while also viewing an array of delicate endangered flowers during the flower season (Aug & Sept). 

Your contribution helps fund our conservation efforts of this natural heritage.

Times: weekdays 10:00 or 15:00 weekends flexible

Costs: R100 pp 4-6 pax/3pax R125 pp/2 pax R150 pp/1 pax R250

Advance bookings are essential – enquire with Cloof tasting room

Personnel for last minute availability on weekdays or call Jacques at 084 673 5708.

 

 

Arums

 

 

Botterblomme (Sparaxis Bulbifera)

 

 

Romulea

 

 

Duckett Nursery Reserve 22 Sept

 

YZERFONTEIN              

 

Flower walks between Darling and Yzerfontein still take place weather permitted.

If you would like to be involved in one of these walks please contact Libbes Loubser at 072 659 6269. The next scheduled walk will take place on the first Wednesday of September. Please give Libbes a ring to confirm walk.

 

Remember that for the month of September the Bokbaaivygie trail will be open to the public.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS:

                                                

All around in Yzerfontein flowers are blooming.         

 

Gousblomme, kus gousblomme and Yellow wild                                                                   chamomile [Hongerblom]can be seen at different                                                                 spots in Yzerfontein. Wild Chamomile can be seen at the Yzerfontein community Hall on outer road, orange gousblomme can be seen on the island across the                                                         Dutch reformed Church also on outer road.

 

Patches of Bokbaai vygies can be seen on Atlantic drive (left-hand side of road).  The Bokbaaivygies will be at their best, once the weather gets warmer.

 

 

At the Bokbaaivygie route you will find the Saldanha pypie in full bloom.  It has a wonderful sweet     fragrance.    

 

The Bokbaaivygie route is on the R315 approaching                                                             Yzerfontein.  Stop beside the road, open the gate [it is not locked], go through and walk into the veld.

 Please keep the gate closed.

 

 

 

  Just one sunny day and the Wild cinerarias

 [Senecio elegance] along the R315, towards

Yzerfontein, is starting to show their wonderful

Pink/purple haze of colour.

                                                The flowers along this road are stunning.

                                                And as you travel along the R315, look out for the                                                                        Flamingoes doing the cha-cha in the water pools.

                                                                                     

TYPE OF FLOWERS:                     Bokbaai vygies

                                                 Wild Chamomile Yellow and Purple (Hongerblom, geel en pers)

                                                Arum Lilies (vark blom)

                                                Saldanha pypie  - Gladiolus carinatus.

                                                Wild cinnerarias [ Senecio elegans]

 

HOW MANY FLOWERS:            Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few                

 

 

 

 

Romulea Cape West Coast