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Namaqualand is blooming beautiful

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The Namaqualand region in the Northern Cape has been transformed into a floral wonderland following the bloom of the first flowers in the area.

Picture: Soraya Crowie

THE NAMAQUALAND region in the Northern Cape has been transformed into a floral wonderland following the bloom of the first flowers in the area.

The MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Abraham Vosloo, welcomed the 2021 flower season.

“The Namakwa region is blessed with clear skies and daytime temperatures of above 20 degrees Celsius from Monday to Saturday, except for Sunday when we are expecting rain and low daytime temperatures,” said Vosloo.

He urged tourists and residents to go and see the flowers.

“I would like to remind our visitors to plan their trip accordingly and make their bookings in line with the Covid-19 safety and health protocols at all our establishments in Namakwa. The flower hot-spots have been reported in Calvinia Hantam mountains, Namaqua National Park, Kamieskroon, Springbok, Nababeep and other surrounding areas. There are also succulent nurseries along the flower route, which the flower enthusiasts can visit in Springbok, Calvinia and Nieuwoudtville near Vanrhynsdorp.”

Vosloo hoped that the flower season would provide a boost for tourism businesses in the area.

“I am happy for the businesses in the region as this will be a peak time of the season for them to generate income, especially since they have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Let us follow the safety rules and ensure we create long-lasting flower season memories” he said.

Visitors have been advised to contact the flower hotline on 072 760 6019 for more hot-spot information.

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