Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Monday, 29 August 2011

Flower Drive to Lambert's Bay

Hello dear Friends. An impromptu Sunday drive took me to Lamberts Bay this weekend. The sun was shining and the veld was alive and vibrant with colour and life! We drove out with The N7 and the farmer's fields were canary yellow!

At the Piekenierskloof Pass we were stopped for roadworks but nobody complained and jumped out to find and photograph treasures next to the road. We all looked rather odd darting from our cars to snap away...

...well, it said a 20 minute wait....

....and please be patient!! Those who were not on a drive to view flowers were most intrigued by the crazy antics of the snap happy flower- ratzzi! We kept them entertained with oohs and aaahs!

I met a couple from Johannesburg who visits every year and they say that the flowers are better than ever. I was rather perplexed since we have had such a dry winter. Anyway, they thoroughly recommend a visit to to Langebaan area and the West Coast National Park and the flower Reserves of the Darling Area.

Some bulbs are in bud and the same drive in a week or so will be even more spectacular!

And then we took the road to ...

Look out for the next post on Lambert's Bay and a great place to stop for lunch!

Happy Living folks and if you can, get out to see Mother Nature's Great Show in Africa!

Live the Cape Town Vibe



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  1. Beautiful pictures!

  2. Oh wow, Veronica, your photos are spectacular! And the flowers are so beautiful. Believe it or not, we'll be in Lamberts Bay on Saturday 10 September and in Darling on Sunday 11th. Imagine, the first time I see the flowers since I left Oranjemund in Namibia in 1994 and the Namakwaland was only a mere 200kms down the road. Thanks for sharing and making my anticipation of the trip so much more exciting. Greetings from Jo, Kenya

  3. Hi Jo! That's awesome. Yes those of us who live the closest to the beauty often don't get there, I know only to well. Look out for the nest post on Lamber'ts Bay. Hope the weather will be great for your visit and to see the flowers open! You must be sooo excited!


  4. Hi Veronica, The 13th photo is stunning. You are introducing me to a beautiful country, the more I see the more I want to visit. Perhaps next year. I know Steve would like to visit SA again; it has been 20 years since he visited on a business trip. He always talks of going back for a holiday. Have a great week.

  5. Wonderful impressions from the landscape. Great !
    The flowers are also beautiful in all colors.

    Have a nice and sunny day.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

  6. gorgeous flowers and scenery. My husband knows well the call to "stop the car" so I can jump out and take yet another photo. Thank you for bringing this corner of the world to us, and thank you for stopping by my blog to say hi, and for your comments. Wildflower photography was an interest for me that became a passion. And I love to see the flowers of other parts of the world. So thank you

  7. Hi Veronica, the photography is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Sorry I'm late in commenting. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris