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.

Aloe plants in De Rust, Cape Region, South Africa

Aloe plants in De Rust, Western Cape Region, South Africa.

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.

Karoo National Park,...  The unforgiving and yet so awesome and dazzlingly beautiful landscape of the Great Karoo

In the Camdeboo National Park, previously the Karoo Nature Reserve it is adapt or die in its fascinating Valley of Desolation.

Kogelberg Fynbos by LondonBoy

The Kogelberg Nature Reserve Is often considered the heart of the Cape Floral Region.

Namaqualand

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

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