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Weskus Flower Update

30 July 2019

Make a beeline to the West Coast! To see a kaleidoscope of flowers. 

To all wildflower enthusiasts - Clanwilliam cordially invites you to frolic in the flowers and view our Blomkerk displaying the annual Wildflower Show from 23 August until 1 September. Harmony is this year’s theme. 
 
Today is a good day! We had good rains over the past weeks and we are adament that we will expect a GOOD flower season. 

We will keep you posted as to where the best flower viewing spots are within the #Weskus region. 

T:     +27 (0)22 433 8505
         +27 (0)63 724 6203
E:     tourism@wcdm.co.za


 


Flower Hotspots

CEDERBERG REGION

Town
Elandsbaai

Location of flowers:

All around town and the mountain
On the R366 towards Redelinghuys

Type of flowers:
Sand Vygies, Bokbaai vygies, Sierings, Perdebosse, Gansogies, Namaqua Daisies, Stinkruik

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Lambert's Bay

Location of flowers:

In and around town and open fields

On the R365 past Muisbosskerm

Steenbokfontein farm

On the R364 towards Clanwilliam

All the way down the R366 to Elandsbaai

Up towards Doringbaai

Type of flowers:
White, yellow and orange daisies, purple vygies, stinkruik, gansogies, sand vygies, sierings

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

- 29 July 2019

Town
Citrusdal

Bo- rivier road- on both sides of the road there is flowers in patches on both sides of the road.The Baths road- for about 30km out there is patches of flowers to be viewed. R303- there are plenty flowers to be viewed. Algeria road- on both sides of the road there is flowers in patches.

Type of flowers:

White namaqua daisies, Orange namaqua daisies, Sierings, Gaans ogies

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

VIEWING TIPS
 
Tips while viewing flowers

•    The flowers are open between 11:00 and 15:00, the warmest part of the day
•    The sun must be out for flowers to open, thus rainy or overcast days are not ideal
•    The day temperature must be at least 18 degrees 
•    Flowers face the sun, thus for viewing and pictures keep your back to the sun

•    Get out of the car and walk around, don't miss the special smaller species
•    Tread lightly, don't unnecessarily trample plants, and never pick flowers or bulbs


What to wear when viewing flowers

•    Long pants and insect repellent when walking around in the field
•    Comfortable shoes


Advice to tourists 

•    Try to book your accommodation in advance
•    The West Coast Flower Hotline is available from 08:00 to 20:00, 7 days a week
•    Most towns along the flower routes have fuel stations, ATMs and mobile reception
•    The further north, the further apart the towns, keep in mind when planning
•    Stop and ask locals for advice on flower hot spots, distances, etc - they're friendly
•    Namakwa/West Coast flower maps are available at all tourism information offices
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