Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general Overberg Flora & Flowers general Overberg Flora & Flowers general Overberg Flora & Flowers general Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Overberg Flora & Flowers general

Overberg Flora is one of the richest and diverse flora kingdoms on our planet. Overberg Flora is one of the richest and diverse flora kingdoms on our planet. Overberg Flora is one of the richest and diverse flora kingdoms on our planet. Overberg Flora is one of the richest and diverse flora kingdoms on our planet.

 
       Overberg Flora & Flowers general
Explore the Overberg's Floral Wonders:

The Overberg is blessed with remarkable floral variety. Most of the region is richly endowed with fynbos, characterized by proteas, ericas and the russet restios or reeds that carpet the damp lowlands. The Marsh Rose, a member of the Protea family, has recently been saved from extinction fy careful propagation. It has been re-established in the wild and now grows in marshy areas high in the mountains of the Overberg. Small patches of renosterveld are also found on the richer shale soils of the rolling hills around Swellendam and Caledon and forest parches near Swellendam, and Genadendal.

The western part of the Overberg (from Gordons Bay to the Bot River) has been internationally recognized as the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a testament to its amazing diversity and large number of flowering plants. Many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Spring: Pincushions and other proteas are still in full show, together with bulbs and annuals. Small dams are often covered in the white scented blooms of waterblommetjies.
Summer: The flowers, including a profusion of ericas, are at their best in the higher parts of the Kogelberg, Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountains.
Autumn: The best time for amaryllids and brilliant red "paintbrushes".
Winter: The season for proteas and leucadendrons "conebushes", with prime viewing from mid-July to October.

A Guide to Viewing Flowers

Overberg Flora & Flowers generalThe best flower displays usually occur from August to mid-October. Weather patterns, particularly hot berg winds, determine the duration for the flower season, making accurate prediction difficult.
Overberg Flora & Flowers generalThe flowers are at their best during the hottest part of the day, from approximately 11am until 3pm.
Overberg Flora & Flowers generalThe flowers turn towards the sun, therefore they should be viewed while driving or walking with the sun behind one.
Overberg Flora & Flowers generalAlthough fynbos is at tis most spectacular during late winter and spring, there are flowers to be enjoyed in any season.
Overberg Flora & Flowers generalDiversity is one of the miracles of the wild flower regions and it is only by taking a closer look that one is able to enjoy their variety.

Flower Shows in the Overberg

  • August - Wild Flower Show Agulhas
    (028) 424 2584
  • September - Wild Flower Show Caledon
    (028) 212 1511
  • Walk amongst the Blossoms Barrydale
    (028) 572 1572
  • Harold Porter Specimen Show Betty's Bay
    (028) 271 5657
  • Napier Spring Festival Napier
    (028) 423 3325
  • Fernkloof Wild Flower Show Hermanus
    (028) 312 2629
  • October Fees van die Ganse Gansbaai
    (028) 384 1439
  • Agriculture Show Villiersdorp
    (028) 840 0169
  • Barrydale Spring Festival Barrydale
    (028) 572 1572
  • Rose & Cut Flower Show Villiersdorp
    (028) 840 0169
  • Elgin Flower Festival Elgin
    (021) 847 1334
  • November Greyton Rose Festival Greyton
    (028) 254 9414
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