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[PICS] Best flower season in years! Hotspots, routes and accommodation deals…

19 August 2020 10:57 AM
Tags:
Tourism
Northern Cape
Flowers
West Coast flowers
Flowers in bloom
domestic tourism
flower season
Lockdown
inter-provincial travel
level 2
Northern Cape tourism
daisies
level two
Eugene Marinus
Hantam National Botanical Gardens
Flower Hotline
Experience Northern Cape
Nieuwoudtville

"It’s popping!" says Eugene Marinus (Hantam National Botanical Gardens). "Everywhere the daisies are out! It’s now perfect."

Good rains are producing the best flower season in years.

With inter-provincial travel now permitted, the timing could not have been better.

Image credit: Eugene Marinus (Hantam National Botanical Gardens)

The Flower Hotline is 072 760 6019 (the number read on-air is wrong) – you can call to find out where the latest flower hotspots are before you set off.

There are numerous accommodation deals right now – visit Experience Northern Cape for more info.

Image credit: Eugene Marinus (Hantam National Botanical Gardens)

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Eugene Marinus (Curator at Hantam National Botanical Gardens) and Dianna Martin (Experience Northern Cape).

Image credit: Eugene Marinus (Hantam National Botanical Gardens)

We are welcoming everybody to come and visit our flowers… It’s easy to come… There are various hotspots… close to Cape Town… Some beautiful, beautiful flowers…

Dianna Martin, Experience Northern Cape

Nieuwoudtville is popping at the moment… The plants are playing along! Everywhere the daisies are out… It’s been four years since we’ve had decent rain. It’s now perfect for visitors to come! … The diversity! …

Eugene Marinus, Curator - Hantam National Botanical Gardens

The people are very, very friendly. Everyone will welcome you with open hearts. The lockdown was very hard… people around here really rely on this little income during this short, six-week period.

Eugene Marinus, Curator - Hantam National Botanical Gardens
Image credit: Eugene Marinus (Hantam National Botanical Gardens)

We’re posting on our website all the [accommodation] offers that we have…

Dianna Martin, Experience Northern Cape

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




19 August 2020 10:57 AM
Tags:
Tourism
Northern Cape
Flowers
West Coast flowers
Flowers in bloom
domestic tourism
flower season
Lockdown
inter-provincial travel
level 2
Northern Cape tourism
daisies
level two
Eugene Marinus
Hantam National Botanical Gardens
Flower Hotline
Experience Northern Cape
Nieuwoudtville

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