Namaqualand, South Africa.... Where the wild flowers grow

'n windpomp, plaasdam en doringdraad - kannie meer Suid Afrikaans plaas as dit kry nie

Namaqualand is famous for its impressive fields of Namaqua daisies and other wildflowers. This beautiful region of South Africa was made famous by nature photographer, Freeman Patterson.

Ostrich (Struthio camelus) walks though fields of wild flowers in Namaqualand (Garies and Hondeklipbaai), Northern Cape, South Africa

Ostrich (Struthio camelus) walks though fields of wild flowers in Namaqualand (Garies and Hondeklipbaai), Northern Cape, South Africa. Driving along the Cape of Good Hope the ostrich were only 4 - 5 feet away from our car.

Namaqualand, South Africa - wild flowers in spring

The Namaqualand Flower Route lies roughly 5 hours north of Cape Town. You can already see evidence of flowers even in Cape Town, and Postberg, a small section of the West Coast.

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

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!

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