Flowers of Namaqualand

Namaqualand (South Africa) extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the small town of Pofadder in the east, north from the great Orange River and south beyond Garies.
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I want to see the colourful fields of Namaqualand!

Definitely not what I think of when I think of deserts! This is Namaqualand in South Africa, which is a semi-desert area. but in the spring, gorgeous, vividly colorful flowers spring to life!

Roadside, Namaqualand

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The wild flowers of Namaqualand by Martin_Heigan. Local names: Orange=Namakwalandse daisies, Yellow=Pietsnotjies, Purple=Perstapyt

The wild flowers of Namaqualand. Orange flowers: Dimorphotheca sinuata (Local Name: Namaqua Daisies) Light Yellow flowers: Grielum humifusum (Local Name: Pietsnotjie) Purple flowers: Drosanthemum flo

Katsterte (cat's tails) near Calvinia

Katsterte (cat's tails ~ bulbinella) near Calvinia, Cape

Nieuwoudtville waterfall - Gerald Crawford Stellenbosch South Africa, via Flickr

Nieuwoudtville waterfall - Gerald Crawford Stellenbosch South Africa, via Flickr

Namaqualand map

Area from Garies to the Orange river border, between RSA and Namibia. ( See my ' West Coast ' board for the area from Garies down to Cape Town)

The Wild Flowers of Namaqualand (between Kamieskroon and Garies), Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa, August 2007.

Namaqualand - An uncountable host of flowers materialize as if from nowhere, creating an extraordinary eruption of color, transforming the countryside and dazzling the eye.

Namaqualand, South Africa, September 2005.

Namaqualand, South Africa, September 2005.

Namaqualand flower tour photos (157) by grrobot1, via Flickr

Namaqualand flower tour photos (157) by grrobot1, via Flickr

Blue pride of Nieuwoudtville ~ Geissorhiza splendidissima Diels

Blue pride of Nieuwoudtville ~ Geissorhiza splendidissima Diels

This is just outside the entrance to Goegap Preserve, east of Springbok.

This is just outside the entrance to Goegap Preserve, east of Springbok.

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