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July 30, 2014

15 Beautiful Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Cape Town During Flower Season

A kaleidoscope of gorgeousness blazes through the Cape West Coast during wild flower season, bursting through fields into endless blooms of colour, setting the mountains and natural terrain on fire in a remarkable natural phenomenon that draws thousands from around the world. 

These 15 amazing photos will make you want to visit Cape Town during flower season: 

image courtesy of Chris Preen

These fields of rapeseed in the Overberg are cultivated for Canola oil, image courtesy of Hirohiko Okada

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

image courtesy of Tom Coghlan

Over 80 species of flower beds can be found throughout the region, blooming from July to late October depending on weather patterns.

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

image courtesy of sweetvioletsa

From white rain and yellow button daisies to pink nemesias and blue flax, carpets of endemic flowers burst into life across the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, spanning the private reserves surrounding Darling and Hopefield.

image courtesy of titoh44

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

The canola fields blooming over Spring, image courtesy of South Africa Tourism

 

So spectacular is the natural blooming that there are annual local wild flower shows at Clanwilliam, Hopefield and Darling, best viewed in the mountains of the Cederberg, Groot Winterhoek and Matzikamma.

image courtesy of titoh44

image courtesy of Martin Heigan

image courtesy of titoh44

image courtesy Hassner Pepler

Do you love flowers and natural beauty, but don't have time to explore all the way up into the wilds of the West Coast? Then why not take an adventure through the flowers of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. If you're looking to buy some of the most beautiful flowers in the Cape, you should try out the Adderley Street flower sellers! Enjoy our snapshots of Cape Town? You should follow us on Twitter here.

 

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