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South Africa Holiday: Namakwa National Park

As if by magic a tapestry of brilliant colours unfold enticingly along the winding roads of the Namakwa (Namaqua) National Park in the Northern Cape. Butterflies, birds and long-tongued flies dart around among the abundance of flowers.

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Namakwa National Park (sometimes spelt Namaqua) is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and more than a 1,000 of its estimated 3,500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth.
During early August and September, seemingly overnight, the dusty valleys of Namaqua are transformed into a wonderland, carpeted with wildflowers.
The reserve is open during the spring flower season from 08:00 to 17:00. The flowers are at their best between 10:30 and 16:00. A fee is payable at the start of the 5 km circular drive.
Escape to the land of contrasts, where the rigorous climate has created a myriad of life forms superbly adapted to their specific habitat.
South Africa Holiday: Daises in Namakwa National Park (Namaqualand)

South African National Parks provides no accommodation in the park. Private accommodation is available locally (click on the map opposite to visit SANParks� website).
Fields of flowers, star studded nights, quiver trees, enormous granite outcrops and the icy Atlantic are but a few wonders that await the visitor to what is truly the Creators� playground.
Every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with "Namaqualand" daisies and other spring flowers that pulse with sheer energy and joy. Next to some eye-catching succulents, a porcupine and a tall aloe pay witness to a baboon overturning a rock and pouncing on a scorpion.
The Namakwa National Park falls within the winter rainfall region of South Africa. The highest rainfall period is between June to August. Average winter temperatures vary between 7 and 19 deg. C, while summer temperatures vary between 20 and 32 deg. C.
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