The wild flowers usually begins flowering first in the north in Namqualand in late July/early August and then roll out southwards, through Nieuwoudtville and the Cederberg towards the West Coast, at the beginning of September
The landscape transforms into a floral wonderland and visual treat that attracts tourists, photographers, artists, botanists and sightseers from around the globe.
Imagine flowers in their thousands; varying colors and sizes, filling fields and mountainsides, often for as far as the eye can see. Fields are turned into floral seas of gold, purple, and white while valleys become like giant canvasses. Around every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with Namaqualand daisies and other spring flowers that pulse with sheer energy and joy.
The flowers are sensitive to sunlight and many will only open when there is bright sunshine. The flowers face the sun, and they generally open completely from about 10 am to 4 pm. Hot winds can cause the blooms to quickly shrivel.
The wild flowers of Namaqualand are without a doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular natural phenomena that one will ever witness. Our trip will forever be etched our minds for it surpassed our wildest expectations
Namaqualand eludes comparison. It is, unique.
To top it all, the laid-back hospitality and friendly service along the route made it even more was astonishing.