....................Spring Wild Flowers
on the Cape West Coast
The Cape has had a good winter rainfall this year and excellent flowers are anticipated along the peaceful 'weskus'
. Find West Coast cottage accommodation
and stay a weekend on one of the wheat, olive and wine farms to enjoy the indigenous Spring flowers.Darling Wild Flower Show
- Darling Sports Club
- third week(end) of September annually
The flowers and festivities are a focal point for local fun, food and wine stalls.
The Darling Wild Flower Show
displays the hand picked flowers (strictly with permits) in landscapes of the micro-systems in which the flowers grow.
Don’t miss the Orchid show
on the same weekend at Duckitt Nurseries.
Take a Wild flower Meander
with the Flora group that offers guided walks in The Flower region of Darling and Yzerfontein on the 1st and last Wednesdays of each month.Voorkamerfest
Enjoy local drama and entertainment presented in the local residents’ homes for the annual Voorkamerfest in September. You have a choice of any one of seven routes of entertainment where a minibus taxi will transport you to the ‘voorkamer’ of three participating homes for varied performances by local and international theatre artists. The owners of each house – from township houses to stately Cape Dutch homes - will host the evening and introduce you to the performers, providing a unique cultural South African experience.HopeField Fynbos Show
Hopefield is a rural town on the banks of the Zout River and is approx 120 kms from Cape Town on the R45 route. The veld around Hopefield provides its own natural display of springtime flowers in its 4 botanical zones: renosterveld, sandveld, reed veld and vlei areas.
Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show
- Venue: Hopefield Sports grounds
- on the last weekend of August each year
- Contact Lizelle : 022 723 1720 /022 7830856
Clanwilliam is just over 200kms from CapeTown on the N7 and hosts the clanwilliam Wild Flower Show:
- Old Dutch Reformed Church
- End of August and ends in the 1st week of September annually
- The Clanwilliam Flower show displays close on 400 species representing district layouts of how they grow in nature.
The nearby Ramskop Nature Reserve
has been revamped to become the gateway to the Namaqualand flower region and also includes a medicinal plant section.
For an update on Flowers
click on the West Coast tourism report
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