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Visit Namaqualand, South Africa

Namaqualand is an area up the coast from Cape Town, to the Namibian border. Every springtime there is an explosion of wildflowers on the high plateau, which is well worth seeing.

Namaqualand, South Africa

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.

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Audley Travel specialist Anna

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550