We’ve put together a helpful guide on what you need to know for this flower season. It’s got everything from the best accommodation and viewing spots to photography tips that’ll help you with your flower snaps.
Best viewing spots
West Coast Tourism compile a newsletter every couple of days that provides subscribers with a list of the best flower viewing spots. The newsletter is compiled from first hand accounts from around the region. You can find the latest update here. Alternatively, you can give the Weskus Blomlyn a call on 063 724 6203 for the latest info from fellow flower spotters on the West Coast.
If you need a place to stay
From out of town? Not to worry. We’ve got you sorted. Our long list of tried and tested Country Escapes for wildflower season on the West Coast is all you’ll need.
Our top viewing tips
For those new to this annual show, here are some viewing tips from our contributor Keri Harvey to get you started.
For the happy snappers
Some say that if there are no photos it never happened. To provide some irrefutable proof of the spectacular expression of spring, here are eight photo tips from photojournalist and Country Life contributor Marion Whitehead.
Tell us about it
If you do end up heading to the West Coast and spot a few blooms, then don’t forget to drop us a line. We love letters, so send them on to [email protected]. We are of course on Facebook, Instagram (@sacountrylife) and Twitter (@SACLMag), so please tag, tweet, post or share your journey with us. We’d love to hear from you.
A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.