West Coast Flower Season
Most people associate the “flower season” with the months of August and September, and while these months are a good time to view the flowers, many times the best flowers are already in bloom by the end of July and depending on the weather conditions, flower can even be seen during early October.
The West Coast Peninsula Rainbow Flower Celebration therefore takes place from July through to September and covers the towns of Langebaan, Hopefield, Saldanha, Vredenburg, St Helena Bay, Paternoster and Jacobsbaai. All these lovely West Coast Villages are not more than 2 hours drive from Cape Town – there is definitely no need to drive for hours before you see wild flowers!
During these months, the area will be “blooming” with lots of extra activities and special offer to take advantage of. Numerous guesthouses and restaurants will have discounts, special rates and menus available. Flower viewing is best done at a relaxed pace and is dependent on weather conditions: why not stay overnight and ensure that you to see as much as possible?
The West Coast National Park, situated on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon is a very popular viewing destination. The official park flower season is from 1 August until 30 September when the protected area of Postberg within the Park, is open to the public. The gates also remain open longer during these dates.
The Hopefield Fynbos Show 26 - 31 August 2014. Here you will find stalls, lunches, tractor rides and the ever popular exhibition complete with specie table. One of the best showings of flowers can be found along the road from Velddrif to Hopefield as well as the cross-road running parallel to Langebaanweg Airforce Base and which rejoins the R45.
The beauty of the West Coast Peninsula during flower season is like nothing you have experienced before. Come and celebrate with us.
Flower line 079 391 2105 (08:00 - 20:00 July - September)
Whale line 079 391 2105 (all year round)