Namaqualand describes an area up the coast from Cape Town, to the Namibian border, and extending some way inland.
Wildflowers of Namaqualand
It is a high plateau that seems inhospitable, but once a year, after the winter rains, there is a springtime explosion of wildflowers. This occurs some time from mid-August to mid-September, and by its very nature is unpredictable but worth the effort to try and see.
Even without the wildflowers, the austere landscape still impresses, and with plants like the kokerboom (quiver tree) and the elephant trunk succulents there is always plenty to marvel at.