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And the Winners of Our Spring Flower Competition Are…

And the Winners of Our Spring Flower Competition Are…

We’ve received an overwhelming response to our Spring Flowers Competition (around 340 photos) and we’d like to thank all our readers who entered. We’ve really enjoyed seeing what spring brought to your side of the country.

The SA Country Life team have sifted through all the entries and have arrived at the four winners for this year’s competition.

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The runner-ups are…

Alison Mauve Craig

From this perspective these Cephalophyllum look like they’re towering overhead. A great snap!

Christopher Marais

Christopher Marais got up high to capture this beautiful sight over Botrivier.


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“If you know where you’re going, any road will get you there” Even if you need to go through canola fields.

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Wynand van der Merwe

Excuse me sir. But you seem to have a bit of pollen… well… everywhere. A lovely pic of a pollen fly from Wynand Van Der Merwe.

Congratulations to all our runner ups! Each of them will receive a case of Org de Rac wine worth R500.

And our 1st prize winner is…

Tyrone Ping

There’s no doubt in our minds that Tyrone Pwas on his way to the Mad Hatter’s tea party when he went strolling through the daisy-filled fields of Posberg.

Tyrone wins himself a two-night stay for two people at Gondwana Game Reserve worth R15 000. Congratulations!

Some honourable mentions

Wild West Coast Wonders

Karen Pretorius was in awe of the flowers on her trip to Nieuwoudtville and so were we when she shared the snaps of her trip on our Facebook page.

Here’s another one of Karen’s entries.

Spring Flowers Competition entries

Steve Williams found these West Coast delights on his travels.

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Fields of gold

August is definitely the time to see the yellow rapeseed fields of the Western Cape. Riaan van Deventer managed to snap a pic of the rolling hills in the Overberg.

We couldn’t have said it better, Nicolette Forbes.

Beautiful blossoms

What a wonderful world indeed, Quraisha.

And what’s a flower competition without a pic of a protea? Thanks Val for this lovely pic.

Here’s just one more from Jeanine Smal, but this time of the pincushion protea.

Letitia Husain captured these gorgeous blossoms set against the majestic backdrop of the Towerkop mountain in Ladismith.

Did someone say, “Spring”?


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We love this dream-like look from Tamarae Barker.

Time for a close up

Yoganathan Chetty shared a number of pics with us. Here’s just one of the collections he shared from his wildflower capers.


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Simply gorgeous, Stephen Fowler.

Leon Pelser got up close and personal to capture these little critters.

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This is my spring flower #TravelLikeALocalZA

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Looks like you captured this flower while it was having a good petal day, Shannon Moore.

Can you spot the spider in Janine Carstens’s pic?

While Sara’s flowers are looking pretty in pink.

We also love that we got to see our readers playing amongst the flowers

Claudette Hasenjager shared this wonderful moment of her kids playing in the garden.


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Sunshine is the best medicine I do believe sunnier days are ahead #travellikealocalza #springisintheair #sunnierdaysahead #takethemoutside #sunshinevibes

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Louise Pelter spent an afternoon playing among the daisies at the West Coast National Park.

Mandlakazi Wekucala looks like he’s loving the warmer weather and the stunning flowers it’s brought along.

Thanks for taking us into your garden, Nishen.

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered!

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