Flower season at West Coast National Park, Cape Town

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:

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It’s flower season! Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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Little cars and visitors approaching the orange flowers that leave a big impression. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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A single cloud hovering over Langebaan Lagoon. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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House boats on Langebaan Lagoon. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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A wildebeest frolicking in the flowers. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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Game spotting at West Coast National Park, Cape Town. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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An ostrich taking a Sunday stroll. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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Orange and purple blooms with the ocean in the distance. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

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Yellow fields. Pic credit: Katie Wilter

 

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