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    The hot line is a good call. Conditions change so fast with one area finishing flowering while another comes into bloom. They send out a daily email report as well - you can subscribe on their site. Police stations are also very helpful as to where to find flowers in their areas or local tourist associations. For Nieuwoudtsville you can phone Papkuilsfontein (Lodge) before driving south to find out about the flowers.https://www.papkuilsfontein.com/contact.php

    Last year heading north to Upington - mid September - I found good patches of flowers alongside the roads.

    I will be in the Nieuwoudtville area next week - best known for its bulbs - and around September 9.
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    Heard from Nieuwoudtsville this morning flowers looking good should last for another two weeks provided weather holds and there is no hot wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    The hot line is a good call. Conditions change so fast with one area finishing flowering while another comes into bloom. They send out a daily email report as well - you can subscribe on their site. Police stations are also very helpful as to where to find flowers in their areas or local tourist associations. For Nieuwoudtsville you can phone Papkuilsfontein (Lodge) before driving south to find out about the flowers.https://www.papkuilsfontein.com/contact.php

    Last year heading north to Upington - mid September - I found good patches of flowers alongside the roads.

    I will be in the Nieuwoudtville area next week - best known for its bulbs - and around September 9.


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    Looks like the flowers are wilting in some areas due to the heat.

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    22 August 2019 - West Coast National Park / Postberg Nature Reserve

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    Cool in the Northern Cape flower areas at night and in the morning. Calvinia is anything between 0C and -2C next week at night and in the mornings. My electric blanket is packed for night time! Shorts for day time.

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    Mind the tortoises when driving please.....
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    Hi Sam - not sure. Don't have more details.

    Use the W. Coast flower line for flower updates to locate the best areas.

    Looks like the weather is changing with two cold fronts maybe arriving. If you are planning a trip need to keep an eye on the weather!
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    In nieuwoudtville today.
    Matjiesfontein looked the best.
    Very cool weather.
    Excellent hospitality from locals and Hantam lamb up to standard!

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    Springbok area seems to have been badly hit by the drought according to tourists I spoke to but Skilpad Namaqua was good.

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    We'll be in the Springbok area from 8 September for a few days (Nigramoep and then Goegap). I guess I can give up holding my breath for seeing good displays of flowers
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