While there’s still a discernible nip in the air, nothing can dampen the flurry of wildflowers that will blanket the Cape in the coming weeks.
From this week until late September, Cape Town’s spectacular flower season is in full bloom and just begging for a road trip. Here are three of our favourite spots to see the wildflowers this spring.
Possibly a surprise inclusion, but Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, set on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, is a close and beautiful spot to watch nature bloom this season. Whether you choose to do a guided tour, or spend a few hours discovering alone, the garden is home to thousands of plants and flowers that will be at their best this time of year.
Bontebok National Park
Often referred to as the jewel in the Cape Floral Kingdom’s crown, the Bontebok National Park is a jewel in its crown. Set over 27 kilometers, the park comes alive in flower season, with some of the most beautiful flower formations in the world. The park is in Swellendam and just under three hours from Cape Town – we suggest making the most of your trip to the area and spending the night to truly soak up the natural beauty.
Darling Wild Flower Show
Possibly the most famous wildflower attraction in the Cape, the annual Darling Wild Flower Show takes place in September, and sees visitors from all over the country flock to this quaint West Coast down. Barely an hour from Cape Town, you can find over 1 200 species of flora – 80 of which are are endemic to the Western Cape. Another excuse to pack a bag, spend the night, and get to know the town.
The Canola Fields
While not a wildflower, we thought the spectacular yellow carpets of canola fields close to Bot Rivier deserve special mention – just an hour from the city, via the N2. Vibrant yellow, as far as the eye can see, you can pay them a visit over the next few weeks.
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