More Photos of the Incredible Wild Flowers of Namaqualand

The daisies and spring flowers in Namaqualand continue to delight…providing a visual treat for all who visit as over 3,000 different plant species blossom and bloom, covering the usually arid area in a carpet of bright and beautiful colours.

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqua Roadtrip, 14 – 16 August 2015

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers


Photographers Michelle Slater and Stanwell Slater of African Roots Photography captured the following landscape and creative images (which beautifully demonstrate the “kaleidoscope” of colours) around the Vanrhyansdorp region, including Gannabos Farm (Quiver Tree Forest).

Namaqualand Flowers

Inspired and inspiring, thanks to Mother Nature.

Namaqualand Flowers

“The flowers are absolutely fantastic at the moment in this area,” says Michelle. “We have not seen this sort of display in years.”

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers
A “kaleidoscope” of colours!

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers

For those who wish to view the flowers for themselves, they should be around until mid-September, but it is dependent on the weather.

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers

Michelle says there has been an abundance of blooming from the Northern Cape to Clanwilliam. It’s just beginning in the Nieuwoudtville / Calvinia region and Postberg has started but is not yet in full bloom.

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers

For anyone wondering where to stay, the Vredendal, Vanrhyansdorp and Nieuwoudtville areas have plenty of accommodation options including self-catering, B&B, Guest houses and camping.

Namaqualand Flowers

Namaqualand Flowers
Namaqualand Flowers Namaqualand Flowers
Namaqualand Flowers

Animal Magic in Namaqualand

Unknown to many, Postberg Nature Reserve at the West Coast National Park in Langebaan often provides one of the best displays of Namaqualand spring flowers…especially as animals wander almost magically through the fields of flowers…

Dianne Hamlyn‎ took this beautiful photograph on Thursday at Long Acres, Langebaan – “White horse grazing amongst fields of white daisies.”

Horse in daisies

And Kleinzee Spa Rest Camp sent in these two awesome photos of “‎Skilpad Nature Reserve in Namakwaland now!”

Flowers in Skilpad Nature Reserve

Flowers in Skilpad Nature Reserve

From Norway to Namaqualand…

For Fish Hoek photographer Robyn Gwilt, it’s been a bright and beautiful welcome home to South Africa after an awesome holiday in Norway. – “Back from Norway…checking the flowers round Nieuwoudtville…stunning!!”

Nieuwoudtville flowers

Nieuwoudtville flowers

Nieuwoudtville flowers

So, if you’re anywhere near Namaqualand – you know where to head this weekend!

More photos of Namaqualand’s wild flowers!

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