Spring has sprung, and that means flowers. In the Western Cape, it is common practice to go see the flowers in full bloom.

There are few things more mesmerizing than seeing the spring flowers. The mixture of intoxicating smells and colours takes one away to a fantastical world of whimsy.

Whether you go up the N7 towards Paternoster or veer towards the Namaqualand, you will be treated to meadows of flowers. Stop along the way, snap some pics, and munch on the delicious padkos you picked up from FreshStop along the way.

Top picks along the West Coast include:

  • West Coast National Park

The Postberg section of the park offers the best flower viewing opportunities. Have the kids keep their eyes peeled for an eland or 2.
Before venturing to the West Coast National Park, check out the Sanparks website to double-check entry costs and opening times.

  • Blaauwberg National Park

Closer to the city but equally picturesque. The Blaauwberg National Park has braai facilities making it a great place to spend the day. (Don’t forget FreshStop has all your braai essentials)

Further options along the West Coast include the daisies at the Renosterveld Reserve in Darling and the Columbine Nature Reserve close to Paternoster.


If choosing to take the N7 towards the Northern Cape, you won’t regret it! Equally beautiful and worth the drive. Shortly outside of Cape Town, you will start to see captivating carpets of yellows and whites. No, your eyes are not tricking you – those are flowers.

Top picks along the N7 include:

  • The Namaqualand National Park

How can a desert offer such a radical contrast of scenery? Well, it does; over 3500 species of wildflowers have made this region their springtime home. As this is a bit far from home, pack the tents and make the most of this trip. Venture further north towards Springbok or Garies and be delighted by these small towns. Find out more here.

  • The Tankwa Karoo National Park

Multi-colored spring wildflowers in Tankwa Karoo with green mountains in background Northern Cape, South Africa

The western part of the park offers the most spectacular views of the flowers. Have a fairytale picnic surrounded by pretty pinks. Click here for opening times and costs.

And don’t worry, there are FreshStops all along the way for you to stop at; whether you choose the West Coast or the N7 towards the Northern Cape,  we will be with you every step of the way. Fill up and Fresh up with FreshStop.