West Coast Flower Update 22 August 2017 << go back


posted on 23 August 2017

The flowers were in full bloom over this weekend in various parts of the West Coast. We have some beautiful pictures to show them off. Remember to share your flower hot spots with us on social media. 

This week commenced with cold weather and yesterday we had good showers in the West Coast. Today it is partially overcast and we are expecting more rain. Rain doesn’t only help to boost our flower season, but it is of immense importance to our agricultural sector and our daily livelihoods. The state of our dams are only half to what it was last year, so please if you visiting the West Coast help us save water!

Cederberg Region

Town
Lambert's Bay

Location of flowers
:
In town
South of town on the R365: towards the Muisbosskerm
Steenbokfontein farm
East of town on the R354 towards Leipoldtville
North towards Doorn Bay and Strandfontein

Type of flowers:
White and orange Daisies
Lots of Suring
Some purple vygies

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Elands Bay


Location of flowers:
All around town and the mountain
On the R366 towards Redelinghuy

Type of flowers:
White and orange Daisies
Lots of Suring
Some purple vygies

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Clanwilliam 


Location of flowers:
Ramskop Nature Reserve

Type of flowers
Yellow and orange Daisies
Namakwaland Daisies
Suring
Suurknolle,
Protea

How many flowers:
Fields
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Namaqua West Coast Region

Location of flowers:
On the R362 from Lutzville towards Strandfontein and Doringbaai.
Past Maskam Guest Farm on route to Gifberg before you go on the Gifberg pass on left hand side.

Type of flowers:
Daisies, pers vygies , geelbosse, blou sporries, Protea

How many flowers:
Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)


Swartland Region 

Town
Darling

Earlier flowers are now really starting to come through now and the veld is looking very pretty. Darling is not so much about the fields of daisies but rather the variety of species that flower here.

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
Darling Groenekloof Reserve (R315 alongside the SPCA premises)
Tienie Versfeld Reserve (R315 Darling – Yzerfontein);                       
 Duckitt Nurseries Wildflower Reserve – farm road through reserve (R307 Darling – Mamre – in front of Duckitt Nursery);
 
Type of flowers:
Bloupypies (Gladiolus gracilis) look out for the rare pink variation!; Oxalis looking better than ever before; Bokmaellie (Microloma sagittatum); Rotstert (Babiana ringens) just starting; blue Babiana just starting to come through; skilpadbessiebos is magnificent in sandveld renosterveld - looks like heather.
Yellow Morea, red romulea and nemesias starting. Cotuleas
Pink Oxalis, Arums
Kapokbos (Eriocephalus)
Blue Babiana starting
Albuca

How many flowers:

Some flowers singles, some patches, plenty of oxalis, bloupypies

Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.

(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)


Town
Yzerfotnein


Location of flowers:

Schaap Island walking trail has shown some flowers in bloom. Bos Vygies have also started to bloom more. These can all be found on the walking trail.A number of Cigarette Mesemb have also started to bloom in between the rocks. It is ideal to walk through the rocks to find little gems growing. Orange bokbaai vygies can be found on the pathways as well.

Spotted lachenalia, so called for its spotted stem, is slowly creating spots of red, Sandveld bobbejaantjie (blue-purple) have also started to flower at the Swemgat walkway.  

Pronkbobbejaantjies, blou pypies, malvas etc can be seen growing in between the fynbos.

Hermannia Scabra (Poproos), Bietou,Strandsalie and Dimorphotheca Pluvialis (Rain flowers)have become a more common site in the veld as well.

Please visit our office for a map of the town.

Type of flowers:
Pronkbobbejaantjie
Vygies eg. Bos vygies
Sandveld Bobbejaantjie
Red Malva
Blou pypie
Pink Froetang
Bokbaai Vygie
Hermannia Scabra (Poproos)
Bietou
Strandsalie
Dimorphotheca Pluvialis (Rain flowers)

How many flowers:
Patches flowers 
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

 Bergrivier Region

Dorp
Velddrif

Location of flowers
:
R399, on your way to Piketberg.
In Velddrif on the empty plots

Type of flowers:
Langbeen suring
Bietouw
Bobbejaankool
Geel Hongerblom
Pers Kantblommetjie
Geeloog Siering
Bruin Salie
Blou Salie
Oranje Gousblomme
Wit Madeliefies
Gansogies
Kamille
Viooltjies

How many flowers:
Few
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

 

 

Saldanha Bay Region


Town
Hopefield

 

Location of flowers:

In town on vacant plots
Next to Soutriver in town
Plaasmol (R45) 5km outside Hopefield
Next to Library
At Hopefield Fynbos Park

Type of flowers:
White Reënblommetjies (Daisies),
Orange Gousblomme
Geel Bobbejaantjie
Pienk en Geel Surings
Babiana Odoratas (in full flower)
Babiana Ringes
Babiana Ambiguas
Hermannias
Babiana Eanas
Nemesias
Cysticapnos – Vesicaria
Bokhoringtjies

 

How many flowers:
Few/Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.

(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Jacobsbaai

Location of flowers:
Surroundings of Jacobsbaai
 
Type of flowers:

Kleinkruid
Bietou
Soetkop dikblaar
Ossierrapuis
Hongerblom
Reënblommetjies
Gousblom
Suring
Varkoor
Bokbaaivygie

How many flowers:
Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

 

Town
Langebaan

 

Location of flowers:

Postberg, West Coast National Park
Langebaan Gate to Geelbek
Oostewal & Sunbird Drive
Langebaan Town / Langebaan Country Estate
Myburgh Park, Oliphantskop

 

Type of flowers:

Suring (Yellow Flower)
Reenblommetjies (White)
Orange Gousblom
Sukkelbossie
Sporrie
Geel Hongerblom
Harpuisbos
Blombos
Kapokbossie
Strand Sallie
Bietou
Vygies
Bobbejaankool
Geelmelkbos
Froetang

How many flowers:
Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: Postberg open until 30 September!!! TEL: 022 772 2144
Entrance Fees:
South African Adult Citizens - R64 / Kids under 12 - R32
International Tourist R136 per adult / Kids under 12 - R68
 
Open Week: 18-22 September FREE entry for South African Citizens!!
(Bring ID Book)


Town
Paternoster

 

Location of flowers:

On smallholding Pelgrimsrust before entering town
Bekbaai
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
On open plots

Type of flowers:

Slymbos
Surings
Kattekruie
Bobbejaankool
Bokbaai Vygie
Sand Viooltjie
White Rain Daisy
Gousblom
Bruinsalie
Poprosies

How many flowers:
Plenty
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
 (Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Saldanha


Location of flowers:
From Blue Bay Lodge
Drive into Camp Street on way to town
Pass Saldanha Holiday Resort
Diazville
SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve - Between Malgaskop and Moresonkop

Type of flowers:
White Rain Daisies
Gousblom
Suring
Piempiempies
Pienk Froetang
Saldanha Piempie

How many flowers:
Few
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
St Helena Bay

 
Location of flowers:
Main Road/ Britannia Bay/ Duyker eiland/Da Gama Monument

Type of flowers:
Zantedeschia aethiopica (varkblom)
Dimorphotheca pluvialis (reenblommetjie)
Arctotis hirsuta (gousblom)
Arctotis breviscapa (sandveld gousblom)
Oxalis compressa (baster suuring)
Grielum humifusum (pietsnot)
BRITANNICA HEIGHTS

Type of flowers:
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (bietou)
Eriocephalus africanus (kapokbossie)
 
Shelly Point
Type of flowers:
Jordaaniell dubia (kruipvygie)
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (bokbaai vygie)

 

How many flowers:
Few/ Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)
 
Town
Vredenburg

 
Location of flowers:
R45 exits from town towards Paternoster, Saldanha, and Velddrif
 
Type of flowers:
Zantedeschia aethiopica (varkblom)
Gousblomme (Orange and Yellow)
White Rain Daisy
Surings

How many flowers:
Few/Patches

Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)
 
West Coast Fossil Park
Location of flowers:

Langebaanweg (R45) On route to West Coast Fossil Park from R27
Entrance to the Park
On route to the Main Building
On route to the Dig Site
Steenbokvlakte
  
Type of flowers:
White Rain Daisy 
Orange Gousblomme 
Geel surings 
Veldkool 
Koringblommtjie 
Vygies 
Drumsticks 
Baster suring 
Pietsnot 
Veld Cineraria 

How many flowers:
Patches, Few and Plenty
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

 

 

 

 

 

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