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Postberg, West Coast DC, South Africa

Cascading Colors on the West Coast

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 and wildflowers. The soft ground becomes cascading shades of purple, yellow, orange and white. The roads, usually a bit empty and deserted, are busier. In the distance, some photographers walk about as they look to capture the prettiest of blooms.

Postberg, the area of West Coast National Park that is only open during this season, can be quite busy. It's still worth a visit and as soon as you enter, you'll see what all the buzz is about. It's not uncommon to spot kudu, bontebok, blue wildebeest and eland grazing on the colorful fields. Because there are no large carnivores in the park, you can get out of the car and take a walk through the grass to get a closer look at the kaleidoscoping colors. If you're traveling to the Western Cape in August or September, you don't want to miss this.
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