Stop and smell the spring flowers because, before you know it, they’ll be gone…


For a few precious weeks each year the Cape is a wonderland of wildflowers. Our fields and farms, wetlands and dunes are chequered with a short-lived riot of magnificent colour and delicious-smelling blooms from mid-August until end-September. And then, before you’ve blinked, it’s back to the brownish-grey fields and long, dry months. Which is why it’s essential to make hay while the sun shines and get gazing at nature’s magnificent plan. Here’s our pick of floral hotspots for prime viewing this spring. (Make sure your cameras and smartphones are charged!)

Have you ever enjoyed viewing the spring flowers in all their magnificent glory? Which is your favourite place to do so? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Where to view the Cape’s spring flowers by region:
The Cape’s West Coast
The Overberg
The Karoo

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