As the last of winter fades away, flowers along the West Coast begin blossoming with the first tantalising glimpses of spring. According to the West Coast National Park (WCNP), its Potsberg Section is opened for the Annual Flower Season from August 1 until September 30.

The flowers will be starting to bloom soon and should be a beautiful sight to see in the next 2 – 6 weeks,” the Park said. 

The WCNP contains mostly strandveld vegetation. In recent years, the park has expanded to incorporate more substantial areas – which includes 6 382 hectares of an additional vegetation type called Coastal Fynbos.

The Namaqua National Park, located in the Northern Cape, is also experiencing a blossoming spring flower season currently. Many locals make the 500-kilometre-long journey to see the beautiful flowers cover the arid landscape in bursts of bright colours.



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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.