Flower power at Postberg

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Postberg in the West Coast National Park is a display of colour at this time of the year when the daisies are in bloom. Picture: Ian Landsberg

cape Town - Spring flower season has begun at Postberg in the West Coast National Park – and succulents and other flowers are giving visitors to the park a magnificent display.

The park, near Yzerfontein, is always a popular tourist attraction for flower lovers, and this year promises to be no different.

Carmen Gagiano, section ranger at Postberg, said the number of floral species in the park was huge and impossible to quantify.

However, among them you’re certain to see the gousbloom (African daisy), Bokbaai vygie, white rain daisies, yellow suring and magriet.

The brilliant pinks of the many succulents add bold colour to the landscape, ushering out the remaining days of winter.

Fauna are also shaking off the cold, with herds of eland and bontebok being seen regularly in the area.

Gagiano adds that visitors can also expect to see – if they’re lucky – gemsbok, black wildebeest and bat-eared fox.

“Flower season (which runs officially from August 1 to September 30) in the West Coast National Park draws many visitors, especially at weekends, when many people come with their families to view the animals and flowers and enjoy nature.”

Tours through the park are now available. - Saturday Star

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