SOUTH AFRICA - THE WILD FLOWERS, PEOPLE AND PLACES OF NAMAQUALAND

Along the west coast of the Western Cape province, and inland from it, is an area called Namaqualand. It is sparsely populated by incredibly friendly and generous people. The towns are far apart with not much in the line of scenery. However, every year around August - September the wild flowers of Namaqualand come alive and miles of nothingness turns into glorious fields of wild flowers.
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Sunset in Laaiplek, a sleepy hollow on the west coast of South Africa

Sunset in Laaiplek, a sleepy hollow on the west coast of South Africa

A shop with a very rude owner, warm and friendly staff and a treasure trove of minerals and crystals. Situated in Philadelphia, on the South African west coast

A shop with a very rude owner, warm and friendly staff and a treasure trove of minerals and crystals. Situated in Philadelphia, on the South African west coast

The Nieuwoudtville waterfall. 100m high and non-existent when there is no rain.

The Nieuwoudtville waterfall. 100m high and non-existent when there is no rain.

Quirky characters on the veranda of a local shop

Quirky characters on the veranda of a local shop

Paternoster, a village when the local men still go out every morning in their fishing boats

Paternoster, a village when the local men still go out every morning in their fishing boats

A sense of humour - a rather rude sign which translated means "Pumped to death"

A sense of humour - a rather rude sign which translated means "Pumped to death"

Picking teeth. Interactive activity at the West Coast Fossil Park, not far from Saldanha

Picking teeth. Interactive activity at the West Coast Fossil Park, not far from Saldanha

Weskus Spens. Translation: West Coast Pantry. A delightful coffee shop / farm stall near Port Owen on the Western Cape coast.

Weskus Spens. Translation: West Coast Pantry. A delightful coffee shop / farm stall near Port Owen on the Western Cape coast.

Welcome to Darling, darling ;)  It is not an endearment, it is a town.  See my boards for one all about this little gem.

Welcome to Darling, darling ;) It is not an endearment, it is a town. See my boards for one all about this little gem.

Getting silly in Darling. See my board, Darling, for more about this lovely little Cape West Coast town

Getting silly in Darling. See my board, Darling, for more about this lovely little Cape West Coast town

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