Frolic in the Flowers!
To all wildflower and road trip lovers: Clanwilliam cordially invites you to frolic in the flowers and view our `Blomkerk` displaying the annual wild flower show from 23 August until 1 September.
Harmony is this year`s theme
The focus this year is the balance between agricultural expansion and conservation. The stark reality of climate change cannot be ignored.
The Clanwilliam flower community is acutely aware of the responsibility to repair and conserve. This is precisely why we should celebrate our natural wonder and never take it for granted.
The flower show is a landscape creation by community volunteers displaying the most giant Aloe to the smallest Cyanella alba (handjie). The specie room boasts 350-400 species for individual viewing. The colloquial names of these flowers provide an amusing dimension to the wild flower experience.
People from far and wide attend the annual Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show that is hosted in the Blomkerk (Flower Church – built in 1864) in late winter towards early spring.
Clanwilliam is located on the West Coast Way Wild Route and its People Rocking Nature Track. The town was first called Jan Disselsvalleij, but later it was named after the Earl of Clanwilliam. It is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa.
When you go to the Wildflower Show also visit the lovely Old Gaol Museum where you can learn more about the history of Clanwilliam, the poet and gastronome C. Louis Leipoldt and the famous comedian Tolla van der Merwe.
Stroll across the road to the Yellow Aloe Guest House and Coffee Shop where you will be astounded by the creative garden and its decor.
While in Clanwilliam while away your time with drinking rooibos (or honey bush) tea at the Rooibos Tea House.
At Strassbergers you will fall in love with their leather shoes and boots with names like Crazy Horse, Gesie, Juliette, Drifter, Romeo or Niklaas.
Outside of the town you can try your hand at rock climbing, hiking in the Cederberg or do the self-guided Sevilla Rock Art Trail.
The show is open from 8:30-18:00. Entrance is R50 adults and R10 for scholars. Groups of more than ten people qualify for a group discount.
More info & contact details :
067 088 6969| 027 482 2024
Or Go On A Guided Namaqualand Spring Flower Tour on
Although Clanwilliam is where the Wild Flower Show is held, carpets of seasonal flowers can also be seen at Piketberg, Citrusdal, Wupperthal, Vanrhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville, and Garies.
We offer four different tour dates to choose from:
16 – 18 August OR 21 – 23 August OR 31 August – 2 September OR 6 September – 8 September
A 3-Day Tour That Takes You To:
Cape Town – Piekenierskloof Pass – Citrusdal – Clanwilliam – Ramskop Gardens – Biedouw Valley – Vanrhynsdorp
Vanrhynsdorp – Vanrhyns Pass – Nieuwoudtville – Matjiesfontein Farm – Papkuilsfontein – Hantam Botanical Gardens
West Coast – West Coast National Park – Postberg – Cape Town
Every year once the winter rains have fallen, people flock to Namaqualand to marvel and experience a miracle of nature. The normally arid semi-desert area is transformed from a dusty, dry, barren landscape into a tapestry of colours you will never forget!
Book your tour with West Coast Way’s Kettie Travel Team
Price per person sharing R5950 | Single supplement: R7200 | Min 4 people are required to activate the tour
Space is limited. Book your spot today! Call 0861 321 777 or email [email protected]
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.
For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.