namaqualand flowers 2020

After three years of drought, Namaqualand (Namakwaland) is boasting a spectacular display of wildflowers, flourishing in every corner of the Northern Cape area… with an array of colours and shapes heralding a splendid and welcome spring (after a long winter Lockdown in South Africa!). Hester SophiaEsta Marais captured these beautiful photos of the 2020 Namaqualand wild flowers…

namaqualand flowers 2020

Hester says: “I am sharing the flowers with you, just to show after years of drought, how much Namakwaland is giving back.” (Ek deel die blomme met julle net om te wys na jare van droogte gee Namakwaland baie terug. Groete.)

namaqualand flowers 2020


The Namaqua Flower Route stretches exquisitely from Nieuwoudtville to Springbok, with carpets of flowers beckoning visitors from around the country. (See Ted Botha’s current South African road trip here.)

namaqualand flowers 2020

namaqualand flowers 2020

namaqualand flowers 2020

It’s such a bright, stark contrast to three years ago…

namaqualand drought

More beautiful flowers photographed by Hester SophiaEsta Marais… in Nieuwoudtville, N. Cape:

SJOE, Beautiful South Africa! Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. TY Hester SophiaEsta Marais‎ – “Good evening….

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Absolutely exquisite, South Africa! TY ‎Hester SophiaEsta Marais‎ – "Namakwaland stal haar mooiste kleure uit….

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Sunday, September 20, 2020