Media Release: Namaqua Spectacular Flower Season Promise

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Media Release: Namaqua Spectacular Flower Season Promise

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Spectacular Flower Season Promise
Spectacular Flower Season Promise
23 June 2023

Namaqua National Park received up to Tuesday, 20 June 2023, at whopping total of 198, 96 mm of rain since January 2023. With this high rainfall and the promise of more rain before the winter season is over it promises to be a spectacular flower season at the Park.

The Namaqualand region of South Africa falls within the Succulent Karoo Biome, which has been identified as one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. There are only three hotspots in South Africa.

When compared to regions with similar semi-arid environments the richness of this Biome is exceptional. Namaqualand is further distinguished form other desert regions by the presence of the following families: Mesebryanthemaceae (vygies); Iridacea (irids); Hyacinthaceae (lachenalias) and Crassulaceceae (crassulas).

The currently excellent and continuous rainfall will also ensure a flower season that will not be soon forgotten. Minimum temperatures of at least 18 degrees are required for the flower crowns to open fully and to ensure an experience that will last a lifetime.

The flowers can be viewed at different routes inside the Park including the very popular Caracal route to Kookfontein, the coastal route in the direction of the Hondeklip Bay gate, and the 4x4 Kurubees area. The flower is expected to peak during August and weather dependent it will most properly last into September 2023.

Do not miss out on this rare natural spectacular show and start planning your trip to Namaqua National Park

Genevieve Maasdorp
Communications Manager: Arid Parks
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