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Great news! West Coast flower season is almost open | Muhabarishaji News

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South African National Parks (SANParks) said on Sunday that the West Coast flower season would officially open in the second week of August 2021.

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According to Pierre Nel – West Coast National Park Acting Park Manager said the Postberg Section of the West Coast National Park will open to the public on 1 August 2021 and will close again on 30 September 2021.

“The good rains, which the area has received this year, should make for an excellent flower-viewing season. We anticipate the flowers to be good from the second half of August up until mid-September.

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“Visitors should select week days to visit the park. If at all possible, it is advisable to plan your visit on a weekday. Weekend days are often very busy with queues developing at the gate, and congestion in the flower viewing areas. The Mooimaak Area will also be open for flower viewing.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Gate times for Postberg are as follows: 09h00 to 17h00 with last entry at 16h30.

Gate times for the general park area are as follows:
August: 07h00 to 18h00 with last entry at 17h30
September: 07h00 to 19h00 with last entry at 18h30

Conservations fees for August and September are as follows (child < 12 years old):

  • SA adult (with ID) – R94 per person
  • SA child – R47 per person
  • SADC National adult (with passport) – R144 per person
  • SADC National child – R72 per person
  • Standard Conservation Fee/International Visitors
  • Adult – R210 per person
  • Child – R105 per person

During a visit to the park in flower season, visitors can expect to see the following species on display: Suurvy, Elandsvy, Gouwsblom, Bokbaai vygie, White rain daisy, Sporrie, Magriet, and Suituintjie. Come to West Coast National Park and explore flowers in full bloom. Strict Covid 19 protocols will follow upon entry and visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask, sanitize / wash hands and maintain Social distance.

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