Spring Wild Flowers & the Biedouw Valley

Spring wild flowers and flower viewing excursions in the Cederberg
At certain times of the year (August) a visit to the spring wild flowers can be the highlight for many visitors. This spring phenomenon is typically at its peak in August. After good winter rains the normally dry land becomes a carpet of spring flowers with nemesias, lachenalias, babiana and ixias seen in great profusion. The Biedouw valley is often a mecca. But other good areas for spring flowers include Botterkloof and Nardouwsberg. However it varies every year. 

Tip: the best spring flower displays are in early to mid August. Not September as many people think! The Clanwilliam Flower Show is held at the end of August each year. (It is usually the last weekend in August to the first weekend in September.) This is a superb exhibition of all the flowers in the region.

In good years (lots of winter rain) the flowers can continue into September. But if it's flowers you want, come in August!

During the spring flower season, we incorporate some flower-viewing into our excursions from the lodge. However if the timing of our scheduled tour doesn't suit you, you can also enjoy a self-drive tour over the Pakhuis Pass to the Biedouw Valley. We can advise you of the best routes to take, when you are staying at Cederberg Ridge.