Cape West Coast & Namakwa Flower report 12 October 2012 << go back


posted on 12 October 2012

SWARTLAND AREA

 

DARLING

Wildflowers are going over rather quickly with the onset of warmer weather and the grasses are quite high. Reserves will remain open over this weekend for visitors who do still want to take a walk to look for flowers but will close on Monday.

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERSTienie 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.

TYPE OF FLOWERS:      

Some kelkiewyn; chinkerenchees but mostly grasses at this late                                             stage

FLOWER SHOWS:           Over until next year

                                      Darling Wildflower Show

                                      Fri 20 until Sunday 22 September 2013                                         

                                      Enquiries 022 492 3361 info@darlingtourism.co.za

                                      Duckitt Nurseries Orchid Show

                                      Thurs 19 – Sunday 22 September 2013

                                      022 492 2606 info@duckittnurseries.com

 

YZERFONTEIN                     

 

LOCATION OF FLOWERS        

More bushes of purple Cinerarias popping up in the                                                  

 fields on the R315 heading down to Yzerfontein after the

West Coast turn off. Schaap Eiland trail is available to the public. It is a lovely trail that runs next to the ocean. Our Gousblomme are still in bloom as well as some Kus

 

Gousblomme. Cineriarias are the last flowers to bloom in our

flower season. They are still a beautiful flower to see before our season ends. Dassen Island drive has beautiful flowers growing on the sides of the road. Some of our residents still have eye popping gardens as well.

 

TYPE OF FLOWERS:     

 

Cinerarias-Pink and Yellow, 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               

 

BERGRIVIER AREA

 

CEDERBERG AREA

 

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

NAMAKWA TOURISM

FLOWER UPDATE 

11 OKTOBER  2012

 

Dear All

 

Although we are aproaching the end of the 2012 flower season we still have areas left where tourists can view flowers, especially in the the Goegap Nature Reserve, in the cultural historic town of Steinkoph and along our Namakwa coastline. Other areas where you also still see flowers is in the Richtersveld along the N7 and in towns like Concordia and Okiep.

 

Our daily weather conditions have improved and we are experiencing warmer days but it still becomes cooler during the evenings.

 

We  warmly invite you to come and spend the last part of the flower season in the Namakwa region.

 

Flowers can be viewed in the following towns/areas 

 

  • Goegap Nature Reserve
  • Steinkoph
  • Richtersveld area
  • Coastal area of the Namakwa National Park 
  • Concordia and Okiep

 

Types of flowers still to see

 

  • Goegap Nature Reserve (gansogies, dasies, stink ryp)
  • Steinkoph (dasies, vygies)
  • Okiep/Concordia (daisies)

 

Tips when viewing flowers

 

  • Flowers are out during the day between 11:00 and 15:00
  • Temperatures must be up to 18°C in order for flowers to open

 

 What to wear when viewing flowers

 

  • Comfortable shoes
  • long pants (aspecially when going for walks in the veld)

 

Advice for Tourists

 

  • accommodation should be booked in advance
  • most of the towns do have fuel stations
  • most commercial banks are in Springbok except for NEDBANK
  • most retail stores are situated in Springbok

 

Maps

 

  •  flower maps are available at all tourist information offices as well as at all accomodation establishments.  

We wish you all a lovely sunny weekend.

 

TOURISM REGARDS

 

Pearl Heyn