The Goegap Nature Reserve and the Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden have over 15,000 hectares of sandy meadowland with outcrops of granite. The Hester Malan Wildflower Garden has 4,500 hectares and includes the farm of Goegap (which means 'spring') and is a remarkable sight in spring. There is an information centre which explains the flora of Namaqualand. Gemsbok, springbok, klispringer and bateared fox can be see. The Hester Malan garden has Namakwa succulent plants and a rock garden.
"Namaqualand (Afrikaans: Namakwaland) is an arid region of South Africa... popular with both local and international tourists during early springtime, when for a short period a normally arid area becomes covered with a kaleidoscope of colour during the flowering season. This is known throughout South Africa as the Namaqualand daisy season, where orange and white daisies spring up from a previously barren site. A part of Little Namaqualand, known as the Richtersveld, is a World Heritage Site.' (Wikipedia)
Goegap Nature Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa
Open 7:45am to 4:15pm.
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