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West Coast Blooms

Date: 2007-07-26

With the abundance of rain starting early in the rainy season, all expectations are that there will be a bumper flower season this year. Reports are already starting to come in from up north of the first bright orange blankets, peppered with yellows and whites, and a few solitary reds in between.

In the Park itself, the Honorary Rangers have seen all of the above, as well as fine purple flowers massed together, although not in vast fields yet, but are confident that this will come. In anticipation of this good news, Park Management has decided to open up Postberg to the public as from Saturday 28 July instead of waiting till the following weekend as is the annual norm. The flower season will end on Sunday 30 September 2007.

Postberg is the area on the peninsula where the flowers are at their most prolific and can be accessed by the public at no extra charge, other than the seasonal entrance fees that are paid on arrival at the main gate. Your WildCard will also get you into this area during this period.

Aside from the flowers, the Park is a spacious natural collection of marine lagoon, rolling hills, crashing surf, dolomite outcrops, estuarial islands and coastal dunes.

The HR shop at Tsaarsbank just outside the Postberg gate has been refurbished with the addition of one of the old gate parkhomes, and we will be offering the public an even better weekend service this year.

As is usual, visitors are encouraged to pay us a visit and see the main wonder of the fabulous West Coast during the flower season.

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