West Coast Flower Update 1 August 2017 << go back


posted on 02 August 2017

We have been anticipating flowers to bloom since the first rainfall. The flowers responded with magnificence in the Swartland region. This week we are happy to share with you some beautiful flower hot spots in the Darling and Yzerfontein vicinity. 

Darling and Yzerfontein area are very well-known for its tapestries of flowers. It is astonishing that Darling contains more than 10% of the species count of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest Kingdom in species diversity in the world. Yzerfontein with its beautiful 16-mile beach is the longest uninterrupted sandy beach on the South African coastline. Together with the flowers the Southern Right whales arrive in Yzerfontein between July and August and stay until December.

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Swartland Region


Town
Yzerfontein

Location of flowers:
Schaap Island walking trail has shown some flowers in bloom.
Please visit Yzerfontein Tourism office for a map.

Type of flowers:
Knoppie Vooiltjie
Vygies

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee
Flowers mainly singles and few patches

Town
Darling

Location of flowers:
Renosterveld Reserve Darling (Kalkoentjie Street, behind Darling Primary School) -visitors should walk to the right in front of the stone reservoirs as well as up the cut paths to the left of the main path through the reserve.
Road reserves Darling towards Mamre
Road verges on R27 Yzerfontein towards Jakkalsfontein

Type of flowers:
Bloupypies (Gladiolus gracilis) look out for the rare pink variation; Oxalis; Bokmaellie (Microloma sagittatum); Rotstert (Babiana ringens) just starting; Skilpadbessie in sandveld and renosterveld
Kapokbos (Eriocephalus)
Oxalis, Arums just beginning

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee
Flowers mainly singles and few patches

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast National Park Flowers