Flower season in Cape Town is well and truly blooming and for this reason we are going to give you the ultimate guide to viewing these floral blankets. So here are 5 of the best spots to view these budding beauties.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Set on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the garden is both easily accessible and picturesque. In flower season, this famous Cape Town garden is a must visit. We recommend you view Kirstenbosch’s floral blanket by taking a wander on the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway.
Did you know? One of the most popular Table Mountain hikes (Skeleton Gorge) begins within the Kirstenbosch!
An utterly luxuriant display of more than 10,000 blooms is on show annually at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club. The open garden also features craft stalls, beer gardens and delicious farm style lunches.
If there was ever a “Golden Mile” of the plant kingdom anywhere in the world, it must surely exist in quaint little town of Darling. There are more than 1200 species of flowering plants that can be spotted here. Eighty of these species are endemic to the Western Cape, so you won’t find them anywhere else on earth.
You can actually take flowers home with you from the Hermanus Flower Festival, where hundreds of locally grown blooms are on sale. With over 400 fynbos species, 10 landscaped demonstration gardens, and a herd of alpacas, there’s plenty to see. You can even learn how to design your own land art sculpture.
The Hopefield Fynbos Show displays the wealth of over 500 species of fynbos, as well as the pretty spring daisies that appear after winter rains during August and September. There is also a beer garden so you can also grab a pint during your visit – always a selling point!
So get out and about and enjoy this awesome flower season and make sure you SHARE your photos of these flowers blooming and in around the city using our #neverathomeSA hashtag on our social media platforms.
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