The official Flower Season opens on 1 August and closes on 30 September, allowing visitors to the park access to the prolific Postberg section, which is closed to the public throughout the rest of the year. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)
The official Flower Season opens on 1 August and closes on 30 September, allowing visitors to the park access to the prolific Postberg section, which is closed to the public throughout the rest of the year. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)

Blooming flower season for West Coast National Park

By Kristin Engel Time of article published Aug 3, 2021

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Cape Town - West Coast National Park acting park manager Pierre Nel said their blooming Postberg Section was currently open to all nature lovers and would close again on September 30 with the end of the park’s peak flowering season.

"The good rains, which the area has received this year, should make for an excellent flower-viewing season. We anticipate the flowers to be good from the second half of August up until mid-September,” said Nel.

The acting manager advised the public to plan their flower-viewing visits for sunny weekdays to avoid unnecessary crowding at the park.

“Weekend days are often very busy with queues developing at the gate, and congestion in the flower viewing areas. The Mooimaak Area will also be open for flower viewing,” said Nel.

While visiting the park during its peak flower season, flower species expected to be on display and in full bloom include Suurvy, Elandsvy, Gouwsblom, Bokbaai vygie, White rain daisy, Sporrie, Magriet, and Suituintjie.

Visitors were encouraged to maintain social distance, wear a mask, and sanitise or wash hands as West Coast National Park followed strict Covid-19 protocols.

SANParks said those interested in viewing this year’s spectacularly beautiful array of flowers were requested to take note of the fee for adults and children (https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/) as well as the opening and closing times.

Postberg gate will be open from 9am until 5pm (latest entry at 4.30pm), the general park area will be open from 7am until 6pm (latest entry at 5.30pm) in August and until 7pm (latest entry at 6.30pm) in September.

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