Make Sure to Stop and Smell the Flowers of Namaqualand this Spring
If you’re a lover of plants and flowers and all things achoo!, Namaqualand is the place to be this time of the year.
For those who cannot make the trip to Namaqualand, local resident Hester Sophia Esta Marais has shared wonderful photographs of the flowers in bloom with SA People.
If you do go in time to see the flowers, make sure you have a copy of Wild Flowers of Namaqualand by Annelise le Roux in your luggage to help you identify more than 600 different plant species.
Have a look at the pictures and read the article:
Below are some close-ups of the variety of flowers – just some of those 3,500 plant species. As Hester says, “My data gaan opraak as ek al die blomsoorte moet wys. As ek n botanis was sou dit vir my n fees wees.” (I will exhaust my data if I show all the different flowers. If I were a botanist, this would be a treat for me.)
“I promise I won’t show you everything in Namakwaland,” says Hester. “Namaqualand is a thankful world…and the flowers are back for 2015. Groete aan almal. (Greetings to everyone.)”