PICS: Readers share photos of the first Namaqua daisies in bloom

Cape Town - Although SANParks is expecting the annual natural flower show in the Northern Cape and West Coast to appear a bit later than usual this year, travellers have been sharing their photos of the first optimistic daisies starting to appear in the Namaqualand. 

READ: Namaqua flowers will be late bloomers PLUS: 4 best spots to view them

Despite good rainfall in the area, SANParks said in a statement that the daisies will appear about two weeks later than usual in the Namaqua National Park, specifically. Vygies in the area close to the coast, however, have already started to bloom. 

Photos shared by travellers show daisies starting to appear in the Northern Cape Karoo too. 

Do you have photos of the Namaqualand flowers to share with us? Please send them to pics@traveller24.co.za, tweet @traveller24_sa, tag traveller24_sa on Instagram or connect with us on Facebook.

Barry Snyman posted this stunning shot on the KAROO Facebook group

Stefan Botha took these beautiful photos of daisies starting to bloom in Garies in the Northern Cape (below).

Botha shared to photos with Traveller24 and the KAROO Facebook group. Botha says the daisies in Garies have already started to bloom because the small town in situated in a valley about seven degrees warmer than the surrounding areas. 

As with the coastal areas where the vygies have already started flowering, the slightly more humid conditions in Garies make for the flowers to bloom earlier than in the rest of the Namaqualand and Karoo. 

For more photos of the Namaqualand daisies, view the gallery: Namaqualand daisies starting to bloom


For more photos of the Namaqualand daisies, view the gallery: Namaqualand daisies starting to bloom

Although they expect the flowers to be late bloomers, the Namaqua National Park officials also say because of the delay, the flower show would last a bit longer than usual, given the right conditions.

Do you have photos of the Namaqualand flowers to share with us? Please send them to pics@traveller24.co.za, tweet @traveller24_sa, tag traveller24_sa on Instagram or connect with us on Facebook.

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