Namaqua Northern Cape
Photo Credit: Genevieve Maasdorp

It is flower season at the Namaqua National Park and conditions won’t last long so if you can, now is the time to visit the park!


Namaqua National Park, South Africa (19 August 2021) – Namaqualand is known for its dusty red, arid soils but once a year, the area explodes into fields of colour as the area becomes carpeted with wildflowers.

It is one of South Africa’s most beautiful seasonal occurrences and should not be missed! In a flower report on the Namaqua National Park Facebook group, they shared where to go to see the best flowers.

“We are now entering the peak time of the season – from mid-August to early September the flowers will display their best colours and performance. Most of the flowers are still to be seen on the 5 km circle route at the Skilpad Rest camp. The most dominating species are: Ursinia cakilefolia (Glansooggousblom) followed by Dimorphotheca sinuate (Namaqualand daisy). Other flowers to see is Diascia namaquensis (Ramhoringkies) and the Gymnodiscus capillaris (Reksening).

At the Groenrivier Coastal section one will find the best flowers on the 21 km circle route. The flowers to view there are the Gousblom (Dubbelgousblom, Bittergousblom, Wit-sôe) and the Vygiebos (t’nouroebos). Flowers can be seen alongside the coastal line, stretching from the entrance gate at Hondeklipbaai southwards until Groenrivier mond.

Persistent wind is forecast and temperatures are also relatively low for the rest of the week which has a negative impact on the flowers.

The weather forecast for the next seven days are as follows:

Date Temperature (degrees) Rain
16/08/2021 24 0
17/08/2021 16 0.6 mm
18/08/2021 16 0.2 mm
19/08/2021 15 2 mm
20/08/2021 18 0
21/08/2021 18 0
22/08/2021 20 0

Please note that the minimum temperature should be at least 18 degrees for the flower crowns to open up fully.”

Have you ever been to the park during this time? Share your snaps in the comment section.

Sources: Facebook
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