Something magical happens in the springtime at the farms surrounding Darling and the West Coast. The typically green, grey, and brown rolling hills are covered in beautiful bursts of blooming fynbos. The wildflowers sprout high and the soft ground features cascading shades of purple, yellow, orange and white. The roads, usually a bit empty and deserted, are busier. In the distance, some photographers graze, looking to capture the prettiest of blooms.
I was warned Postberg, the area of West Coast National Park that is only open during this season, can be quite busy. After entering, I knew why. I spotted kudu, bontebok, blue wildebeest and eland grazing on these colorful fields. Because there are no large carnivores in the park, I got out of the car and took a walk through the grass to take a closer look. If you're traveling to the Cape in August or September, you don't want to miss this.