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posted on 05 October 2012
For more detail please contact the Darling wild flower Society phone no (084 916 1111) for up to date and on the ground info. and weather forecasts
LOCATION OF FLOWERS: The following reserves still worth a walk through:
Tienie Versfeld Reserve (R315 Darling – Yzerfontein);
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 they may get stuck. No buses.
Burgherspost Wine Estate Reserve (R315 Darling – Malmesbury) does wildflower game drives if booked in advance with Conservation Manager, Jacques vd Merwe 022 492 2830 /084 606 3470 e-mail: email@example.com
Burgherspost flower drives will only be operating till Wednesday. Thursday we have Rocking the Daisies to Sunday and the weekend thereafter the flowers will be gone
The Bokbaaivygie trail near Yzerfontein is also still good.
All along the coast there is still lots of purple cineraria (Senecio elegans) and yellow bushes and shrubs. The West Coast Rd is awash with purple Senecio Elegance, Chinks and orange ursinia’s.
TYPE OF FLOWERS:
Duckitt Nurseries Wildflower Reserve:
Kelkiewyn in particular still very good here
This reserve still very pretty. Grasses are starting to grow quite high. Lots of blue flax, kelkiewyn, arums, botterblom and a variety of daisies.
still amazing esp with the Geissorhiza darlingensis just starting. Quite a number of different varieties still flowering.
urgherspost Wine Estate Reserve
Most of the flowers are over, the yellow daisies are still in big patches but slowly being drowned out by the grasses. In the wetlands, the kelkiewyntjies are still nice and some nice Romulea’s and Kalkoentjies. There is a big patch of about 2 ha just is filling up with Watsonias – will be really nice when the sun starts coming through.
FLOWER SHOWS: Over until next year
Darling Wildflower Show
Fri 20 until Sunday 22 September 2013
Enquiries 022 492 3361 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duckitt Nurseries Orchid Show
Fri 19 – Sunday 22 September 2013
022 492 2606 email@example.com
LOCATION OF FLOWERS:
As our flower season is slowly coming to a end you can see
even more bushes of purple Cinerarias popping up in the
fields on the R315 heading down to Yzerfontein after the
West Coast turn off. Bokbaai vygie trail is now closed but
Schaap Eiland trail is available to the public. It is a lovely trail
That runs next to the ocean. We do have a few field flowers
Left. Our Gousblomme are still in bloom as well as some Kus
Gousblomme. Cineriarias are the last flowers to bloom in our
Flower season. So when they start to lose their color it means our flower season has ended. They are still a beautiful flower
To see before our season ends.
TYPE OF FLOWERS:
These are the type of flowers in our area for the season.
Cinerarias-Pink and Yellow, Bokbaaivygies, Senecio, Babiana nana, Gazania Pectinata(Kaapse Rooi Gousblom), Arctotis Stoechadifolia(Kus Gousblom)
Purple Cinerarias are becoming the star of the show here in Yzerfontein.
HOW MANY FLOWERS: Fields / Plenty / Patches / Few
Please note that this is someone’s
perception, and not a guarantee.
WEST COAST PENINSULA
NAMAQUA WEST COAST
For more info on other Attractions and Events in the West Coast region, please visit our website on www.capewestcoast.org, or contact our office on Tel: 022 433 8505.
NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK
NAMAKWA TOURISM FLOWER REPORT
20 SEPTEMBER 2012
We are proud to announce that the Namakwa region is in bloom. The spring flowers is out in various colours like the orange daisies, yellow peit snot and white daisies. Our rainfall figures had also improved over the past weeks and we have defnatly more flowers to
show tourists coming from all over South-Africa and even from abroad.
Flowers can be viewed in the following towns/areas
Tips when watching flowers
What to ware when watching flowers
We wishes you all a lovely sunny weekend.
Tips for viewing flowers.
As the flowers also face the sun, a good general principle is to travel north relatively quickly and then do most of your flower viewing in a southerly direction so that the flowers are always facing you.
The flowers season peaks between early August and late September and its delights depend on the winter rains. Some years are better than others. If there has been a steady flow of cold fronts during the winter, then it is likely to be a good flower season. However spring temperatures are also important. If it heats up too quickly then the early visitors have glorious sunshine but the flowers do not last very long.
The Catch 22 is that lots of rain means good flower displays. But if it continues to rain during the spring, then it’s not so much fun to view the flowers!
As a general rule the wild flowers begin first in the north in Namaqualand in late July/early August and then advance southwards through Niewoudtville and the Cederberg towards the West Coast as September begins. Thus if you are planning a trip for early to mid September, you will be too late for Namaqualand but fine for the West Coast around Darling and Langebaan. Similarly if you are coming in mid August then the best displays will be further north – generally speaking…