Flower enthusiast? Here’s where you can view wildflowers around South Africa
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There is no better time than Spring to enjoy South Africa's splendid floral attractions. With the weather warmer – there are many destinations that you can road trip to see the wildflowers.
Cheapflights.co.za shares five places where you can view the wildflowers around South Africa:
The West Coast National Park
The West Coast National Park comes alive during Spring – with bursts of colour painting the entire landscape. The attraction is about an hour away from Cape Town. Once there, soak in the views or snap a few selfies. The park opens daily. Entry costs R94 per adult and R47 per child.
Clanwilliam is another Western Cape attraction to visit. Home to the Wild Flower Festival, the small town is located about 200km north of Cape Town. A stunning place to visit is Ramskop Nature Reserve that boasts more than 350 different species of wildflowers.
Close to Clanwilliam, Citrusdal keeps its namesake because of the rows of citrus orchids in the village. When in Citrusdal, look for the fields of maartblom, bloedbloms, daisies and fynbos around town. Also, be sure to visit one of the many hot springs. One of them is The Baths, famous for its natural rock pools. Here, guests can relax in spring water at 43ºC.
Namaqualand showcases the famous Wildflower Route, a gorgeous stretch of land that is well worth the drive. And during the Spring season, you will find the Namaqualand daisies, and 3 500 other species of wildflowers.
The Namaqua region is but one of five different regions you can visit during flower season, and others to explore on your drive are the Diamond Fields, Karoo, Green Kalahari and Kalahari. If you are a keen adventurer, you will love the picturesque tourist stops along your route.
Harold Porter Botanical Garden
Located near the seaside town of Betty’s Bay in the Overberg, visitors can enjoy the views of the proteas, daisies and orchids, and other coastal fynbos. The gardens are over 200 hectares, so there is plenty to see and do. And if you are lucky, you may findspot a few whales during one of the higher walking trails through the garden.