Explore Namaqualand the Land of Wild Flowers

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Namaqualand Flower

Thinking of driving Miss Daisy under the African sun, then head for the Postberg National Park in the Western Cape of South Africa to smell the Namaqualand flowers.

Spring is the best time for driving in the Namaqualand daisies along the west coast of South Africa. September also happens to be the best time for birdwatchers to see returning wader bird species on the stunning Langebaan lagoon.

The colorful daisies are out in full bloom in the Postberg National Park that forms part of the West Coast Nature Reserve, an easy hour and a half drive North from Cape Town.

Stopping off in Darling, to see the famous cabaret performer, Evita Bezuidenhout and Yzerfontein town en route to the nature reserve to see the wildflowers makes for a pleasant drive. The Postberg National Park is the perfect day trip destination for a leisurely family outing or an easy paced romantic day trip in the fields of wildflowers.

You can spot various mammals, birds and even whales driving through this coastal national park. The Postberg Nature Reserve offers excellent fauna viewing as well as its blooming flora. The reserve boasts a high number of antelope and is a bird watching haven, including flamingoes on the lagoon. The herbivores and wildflowers are to be watched from the comfort of your vehicle so as to prevent enthusiastic nature lovers from trampling the flowers and scaring off the wildlife. The roads are in excellent condition so you need only do the drive in a 4×4 for fun. You can drive through the Postberg National Park in a few hours, getting out to enjoy the various scenic picnic areas, birdwatching spots and viewpoint stops along the
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If you are driving yourself you can take the coastal road (Route 27) back to Cape Town via the famous Blouberg Strand by sunset for stunning views of Table Mountain in the distance.

You can rent a car for a day trip from Cape Town or include the wildflower viewing in a trip further into Africa. So getting a breath of fresh Spring air and a look at the famous Namaqualand daisies in Postberg National Park is only an easy car journey away.

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