Spring flowers and flower-viewing excursions at Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge

Cederberg Fynbos

The Cederberg is the northern most point of the Cape's fynbos biome. Here we see a wonderful mix of montane fynbos with some succulent Karoo species thrown in for good measure. There are over 1000 fynbos plant species, some of which are only found in the Cederberg such as the Clanwilliam daisy. The fynbos is especially lovely in the winter and spring from July to early November.

Spring Wild Flower Displays

After good winter rains comes the displays of wild spring flowers. This is particularly good in the hinterland of the Cederberg, in the area known as "Agter Pakhuis" and the Bieudouw Valley. Here you may be lucky to see carpet of spring flowers with nemesias, babiana and ixias  in great profusion. 

So in season, usually August and depending on the winter rains, we combine some flower-viewing in the Biedouw Valley with our Sevilla rock art excursions. This makes the rock art tour more like a full day excursion. So we take a picnic lunch to enjoy in the veld. (The Afrikaans name for natural non-farmed countryside in South Africa.)