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Wildflower Spotting Update

Wildflower Spotting Update

Our weekly flower update is here. Find out where to view specific flowers.

*Please note pictures are not replicas of current bloomers.

NAMAQUA WEST COAST

Klawer & Trawal

Location of flowers: Alongside the N7 On the N7 next to Trawal Wynkelder and Kransburg On the N7 from Trawal Truck Inn to the bridge, on the gravel road between Vredendal and Klawer

Type of flowers: Yellow and white daisies, pink vygies


Strandfontein & Doringbaai

Location of flowers: R362 on the road from Lutzville to Strandfontein and Doringbaai.

Type of flowers: White and orange daisies


Vanrhynsdorp & Hardeveld

Location of flowers: On the R27 in between Vredendal and Vanrhynsdorp On the R27 (along the Kobee road) Lankverwacht Plaas N7 in between Klawer and Vanrhysndorp Lepelsfontein Brand se Baai Molsvlei Nuwerus area

Type of flowers: White, yellow and orange daisies, oxalis (suring), golden spurge (geel melkbos), vygies (including cigarette vygies), wild rosemary, hongerblomme


Vredendal & Lutzville

Location of flowers: R362 on the road from Lutzville to Strandfontein and Doringbaai R362 from Vredendal to Lutzville R362 in Vredendal area.

Type of flowers: White and orange daisies

Succulent Show – Kokerboom Nursery August – September 2015 Open 08:00 – 17:30, 7 days a week Christene – 027219 1062 www.kokerboom.co.za


CEDERBERG AREA

Clanwilliam

Location of flowers: Boskloof; Vrede Oord Cemetery; Ramskop Nature Garden

Type of flowers: Many varieties of daisies and vygies


CAPE WEST COAST PENINSULA

Langebaan

Location of flowers: Postberg, West Coast National Park

Type of flowers: Yellow oxalis


Hopefield

Location of flowers: In town on vacant plots next to Soutriver in town. Langebaanweg (R45) Next to roadside from Bloemendal farm to R27, Plaasmol (R45) 5km outside Hopefield Gravel road between Langebaanweg and Cloeteskraal Next to the road at the entrance of the farm Sandvlei Road between R45 and Moorreesburg (R311) On the farm Bontheuwel next to R45

Type of flowers: White daisies


Jacobsbaai

Type of flowers: Lazy daisy (Foveolina tenella), yellow bietou daisy, oxalis, senecio, arctotis and African daisies


St Helena Bay

Location of flowers: Brittanica Heights

Type of flowers: Bietou daisies and kapokbossies (Eriocephalus africanus) – in patches


SWARTLAND

Darling Still very early especially after this dry early winter. If there are some warm days the flowers will come quickly.

Location of flowers: Darling Renosterveld Reserve (Access at top of village behind the Darling Primary School or lower down gate in Langfontein street); also on the plot just below this reserve on Petunia Street !Khwa ttu San Cultural & Education Centre

Type of flowers: Renosterveld – Gladiolus gracilis, yellow Moraea galaxia (horlosieblom), early yellow spiloxene (sterretjies), pink and white oxalis, lampranthus (vygie), arums and struthiola. !Khwa ttu – sandlelie (veltheimia) and rooipypie (gladiolus priorii)

Wildflower Meander  Flora Group walks take place in the Reserves in and around Darling/Yzerfontein during season. Weather permitting and to be confirmed.  Explore the reserves for whatever is flowering that day, also to find anything new, and to discuss anything botanical as we go along. These are gentle walks, so anyone can come along. 082 222 8135, [email protected]

Groote Post Vineyards Nature walk is open daily.  Visitors can sign in at the tasting room where they will be given a map of the route. Also do the farm (flower) drives. 022 492 2825


 Look out for our update next Thursday (20 August 2015).

West Coast Tourism

+27 (0)22 433 8505, [email protected]www.capewestcoast.org

 To map your route:  https://goo.gl/hTmMVl


 

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