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TThe Wildflower Route in the Northern Cape is a vision of flowers that will colour your imagination for the rest of your days. If you are a lover of nature and outdoor activities then a visit to see the flowers of South Africa is a must.
The blooms of South Africa’s flower routes occur from July until October each year so you have plenty of time to linger longer and smell the flowers. The province offers five flower regions — Diamond Fields, Karoo, Green Kalahari, Kalahari and Namaqua, the latter being the most spectacular.
In the Northern Cape, Namaqualand daisies and more than 3500 floral species emerge in spring – from early August to the end of September and offer one of the world’s greatest flower shows. The route also offers quaint towns and hidden gems, which make it a special experience to remember forever.
IIt is most definitely worth the three-hour journey up the N7 from Cape Town, branching at Vanrhynsdorp. This takes you to your first stop: the 6200-hectare Hantam National Botanical Garden, just outside the village of Nieuwoudtville. Known as the “bulb capital of the world”, its soils contain startling numbers of geophytes.