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SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN THE CAPE

In South African Travel, Car Rental South Africa, Tourist Attraction, Car Hire South Africa by swarm / August 23, 2016

Where do I need to go to?

Situated just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the West Coast National Park makes for a great opportunity to explore the West Coast for few days and take in one of mother nature’s beautiful shows.

BEAUTIFUL YELLOW FLOWER
BEAUTIFUL YELLOW FLOWER

What else can I do along the West Coast?

  • Explore the park in your vehicle and search for game in their natural habitat
  • Pack a picnic and dine out in one of the specially built facilities in the park
  • Take a walk or hike along one of the many trails on offer in the area
  • Take in the countless numbers of bird species in the area
  • Whale watch along the coast within the Tsaarsbank section of the West Coast National Park during the whale season
  • Pop over to Langebaan and learn to kite surf
  • Book a night’s accommodation in Paternoster and enjoy some quiet time in a quaint fishing village with beautiful beaches
  • KICK BACK AND TAKE IN THE VIEW IN A COTTAGE IN PATERNOSTER
    KICK BACK AND TAKE IN THE VIEW IN A COTTAGE IN PATERNOSTER

    When is the best time to visit?

    Now, now and now! The flower season runs from the beginning of August to the end of September, although the best viewing period is from mid-August until mid-September. Bear in mind that flowers love the sun and tend to be on full display during sunny days, so be sure to check the weather (winter can always let us know that she’s around) and aim to view the flowers while the sun is nice and high in the sky. Although it is encouraged to get there early to avoid the long queues of other daisy crazies!

    Around About Cars tip: Travel with your back towards to the sun so that you get a full view of the flowers colours as they face the sun!

    If you are planning a trip and are unsure about the blooms and if they are still on show, don’t be shy to give the park office a call on +27 (0) 22 772 2144 or if you want to take a look at what flowers you can see there and where, follow this link: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/conservation/ff/vegetation.php

    So what are you waiting for? Rent a car with us, pack your bags and make sure you stop for a local fresh pie along the road while you make a weekend of spring flower viewing!

    PURPLE FLOWER OF A STONE PLANT
    PURPLE FLOWER OF A STONE PLANT