The perfect Sunday drive to see Spring’s burst of colourful flowers, between August and September, is up the coast to West Coast National Park and is about an hour or two’s drive from Cape Town.
On arrival, as you purchase your tickets you will receive a map so that you can plot out your journey. You can drive through the park, stop to view a variety of game and various view points while inhaling the fresh sea breeze and scented fauna; and the aqua blue Langebaan lake makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a sleepy Mediterranean town. A few hours spent in the park does not do it justice and I found myself adding to my activity wishlist at West Coast National Park:
– Do one of the many hikes;
– Cycle through the park;
– Rent a house boat and go for many SUPs (Stand-up Paddle Boarding);
There are so many activities to do.
Our short day trip’s priority was to visit the colourful fields of Cape Town’s flower season. In August and September each year, visit West Coast National Park and head north of the park to Postberg for the best flower sightings. It’s well worth it as you can see below: