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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:46 pm

We are holding thumbs that there will be some flowers to see on Sept 2nd when we enter WCNP for the first time EVER!!!! :pray:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Had a ride on the bike this morning, must say the flowers in and around Langebaan look a bit better than 2 weeks ago. We had good rain this week and Windguru is forecasting some more for this coming week up to Wednesday so who knows there may be some hope for a fair peak. Crested Val I think your timing is spot-on. The flowers are a bit smaller and less but what we have seems to be heading for a peak early September - about 2-3 weeks later than normal. If the weather is good tomorrow we will head out to Postberg to see the flowers there. Will report back with some pics if we go. (However we have rain forecast-ed :hmz:)
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:17 am

Thanks WeskusKlong!!! :dance:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:37 am

Hi Crested Val, you're welcome :) . It has been absolutely poring since first light today so unfortunately no Postberg today :cry: . Will see what it looks like next week Sunday.

I can very strongly recommend http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=21691 to see what the weather is doing in Langebaan. The link should take you to the Langebaan forecast directly. It is by far the best forecast for this area - especially the week-ahead forecast.
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:49 pm

Hi Val

Spent yesterday at Postberg, and this being our first time to ever see the 'flowers', we were really happy with what we saw. It was a lovely day and we had a picnic at Plankiesbaai which was very special. Going to sort through our pics and will post some for you.

I did learn that one needs to have a warm sunny day to be able to really enjoy the flowers - otherwise they do not open. So hoping for perfect weather for your visit there too :pray:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:12 pm

Cheers DB!! :dance:
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Postberg admission

Unread postby cn111 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:49 pm

Is there a maximum for day visitors to Postberg? I travel from Hermanus and can't risk not to be admitted. Can I reserve admission to the park?

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Re: Postberg admission

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:57 pm

Hi cn111

I was there yesterday, and it was very busy, (but pleasant) because of the perfect weather, and as far as I could see there was no restriction on admission.

Do not travel all the way unless it is a warm and sunny day - the flowers will not be open and you will not be able to enjoy them in their splendour.

Take a picnic basket along and picnic at one of the lovely picnic sites in Postberg.

As a first timer, I do think the trip will be worth it.
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Re: Postberg admission

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:52 pm

If you get there early you don't have to worry about admission :roll:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:44 am

At last we had a chance to go and view the flowers. All these photos were taken Sunday 28 August. I think the flowers haven't peak yet so the next two weeks should be still very good viewing:

Just outside the Langebaan gate:
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Just inside the Langebaan gate:
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Postberg:
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Postberg:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:52 am

Thanks so much for those photos.
Just hoping for some sun now, as I told the flowers don't come out to play unless it's sunny!!!!!
2 sleeps till we fly............4 sleeps till we visit WCNP!!! :dance:
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Caracal » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:04 am

Shine sun shine !!!! Pls ....many people are depending on you to shine ...myself included :pray:
Thanks for the beautiful photos Weskusklong......I am hoping to head out there soon ! :D

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Re: Postberg

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:18 am

Hi Crested Val, you're welcome. I would suggest you try to avoid going to Postberg over the weekend as it gets quite busy with all the visitors but more important yes the flowers want sunny weather to bloom. Safe flying, enjoy the WCNP.

@Caracal: We saw a caracal on our way home. Looked like a young one. Have seen a much bigger cat in the same area before, so this must be one of the offspring (a short distance from Kraalbaai). The biggest one I ever saw here was outside the Park - on the steep hill just outside the Langebaan gate.
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Rino » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:41 am

WOW, WOW, WOW!

Going to do the day hike there on Sunday the 4th! Can't wait. Will do a TR when i get back. WeskusKlong your pictures has truely inspired me!
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Re: Postberg

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:59 pm

Spent an amazing few hours in Postberg Friday and Saturday!!!!!
I have some wonderful photos, but my dongle signal isn't srrong enough to upload to Flickr, so I will have to wait to post!!

Fields full of coloured blooms..........just awesome.

All that I can say is..............wow!!!! :dance:
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