Flower season in Cape Town

Cape Town’s spectacular flower season runs across the Western Cape from August to late September.

Every year, the West Coast National Park bursts into colour, as its wildflowers blanket entire landscapes. Official ower season is when the protected area of Postberg within the Park is open to the public.

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is Cape Town’s claim to botanical fame. Set on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the garden is both easily accessible and picturesque. Visitors are able to take a specialised tour with a guide around the garden to get the most out of their visit (the tour lasts about two hours). A flourishing 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, delicious farm style lunches, a magic garden for kids, and phenomenal views of this abundantly decorated valley with its forests, fynbos, and apple orchards.

The beauty of 1,200 species of ora occurs in the quaint little town of Darling. What better way to see the bounty of nature than in one of the most renowned ower season towns in the Cape? Eighty of these species are endemic to the Western Cape, so you won’t nd them anywhere else on earth.

The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is set between mountains and the ocean and this tranquil park is the quintessential Western Cape garden. In addition to the diverse and pristine cornucopia of fynbos, visitors will also find beautiful trails, wonderful waterfalls, and amber-coloured pools in the garden.