Namaqualand—South Africa’s Daisy Sensation—Namaqualand is dry for most of the year, an arid almost desert landscape which extends along South Africa’s western coast for 600 miles. Yet when the rains are good, something like a miracle happens.  Water, the driving force of all nature, soaks in to the parched earth.  An uncountable host of flowers materialize as if from nowhere, creating an extraordinary eruption of color, transforming the countryside and dazzling the eye.

Namaqualand desert daisies' extend along South Africa’s western coast for nearly 1 000 kilometres, for only a short time every year.

The Cape Fynbos is as diverse as life itself. From Mitchell Krog's Cape Photography Collections. (Copyright Mitchell Krog - All Rights Reserved)

The Cape Fynbos is as diverse as life itself. From Mitchell Krog's Cape Photography Collections. (Copyright Mitchell Krog - All Rights Reserved)

The quiver tree or Aloe dichotoma is probably the best known aloe found in South Africa and Namibia. This species is a conspicuous component of the arid parts generally known as Namaqualand and Bushmanland. It occurs in rocky areas, from near Nieuwoudtville northwards into Namibia and eastwards to Upington and Kenhardt.A common phenomenon in the branches of these trees is the huge communal nest of weavers that live and breed by the thousands.

Green Kalahari accommodation and holiday destinations in South Africa.

Quiver Tree

Photo about Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma) against a cloudy sky, Namibia, southern Africa - 9365844

Namaqualand

The world renown Namaqua daisies - Namaqualand National Park and the Namaqua flowers spectacle

Namaqualand, Namibia/South Africa - Namaqualand is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 600 miles. Namaqualand is popular with both local and international tourists during early springtime, when for a short period this normally arid area becomes covered with a kaleidoscope of colour during the flowering season. This is known throughout South Africa as the Namaqualand daisy season, when orange and white daisies, as well as hundreds of other flowering…

Namaqualand, Namibia/South Africa Namaqualand is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 600 miles. Namaqualand is popular with both local and international.

Thamnochortus insignis - Thatching Reed Category: Grass-like Family: Restionaceae (Restios) Origin: South Africa (Africa) Evergreen: Yes Flower Color: Brown Bloomtime: Summer Height: 4-6 feet Width: 6-8 feet Exposure: Full Sun Seaside: Yes Summer Dry: Yes Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F

Thamnochortus insignis - Thatching Reed San Marcos Growers Information on plants grown at the nursery. Origin: South Africa (Africa) Evergreen: Yes Flower Color: Brown Bloomtime: Summer Height: feet Width: feet Exposure: Full Sun

down to the sea, the flowers of namaqualand still bloom

down to the sea, the flowers of namaqualand still bloom

Rose geranium-indigenous to South Africa...a sweet flora essence

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is used as a middle note and is a plant that's native to South Africa. It has a rich, warm, rosy, and sweet, floral aroma with a mint overtone.

Cape fynbos and the vines of Raka Winery

Family run wine farm just outside Stanford, Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa

Postberg Flower reserve

The Postberg Flower Reserve is not always available for you to visit. Even though it forms part of the West Coast National Park, this part of it is disturbed as little as possible so that, when spring comes, great swathes of flowers can erupt.

Namaqualand - South Africa West Coast Flowers

Lenteblomme in Namakwaland - hier is so paar wat blom maar dit sou heelwat meer gewees het as ons reen gekry het!

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