The Mother City is finally getting warmer and even though the first of September marks Spring Day, Cape Town had an early start this year. Flowers all around the city have been blooming since mid-August.

As beautiful flowers flourish, locals are reveling in Cape Town’s fresh coat of colour. Now is the perfect time to take to the mountains, hike, cycle or even go for a stroll.

From Camps Bay to Durbanville, here are some of the best pictures of the Mother City in full bloom.

Canola and wheat fields in Durbanville, producing bright yellow hills to enjoy while you drive past.

Unique flowers springing up in Stellenbosch.

Freshly planted flowers brightening up Stellenbosch.

West Coast National Park showing off its new blooms.

Spring arriving on Table Mountain.

Pretty petals on display in Hout Bay.

Flowers out in full force in Malmesbury.

The West Coast doing a little extra showing off.

Wildflowers growing in the Klein Karoo.

There’s even blooming on the beaches.

Postberg Nature Reserve joining in on the spring trend.

More lovely canola fields.

Cape Town is surrounded by spring wildflowers.


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If you do decide to hike or cycle, go in a group and check out our hiking safety tips here.

Make sure you’re cycling safety with our seven safety cycling tips here.

If you’re not sure which areas to visit, use the trusty hiking app.

Pictures: Barry Hyman Bass/Dudley Penn/Suzie Haasbroek/Debra Duvel/Urshula Stynder‎/Elise De Beer/Petro Collins/Barry Hyman Bass/Paula Joubert/Agi Orfanos

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