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Namaqua National Park

This is the name of the national park where we photographed an amazing variety of wildflowers. The landscape is dominated by daisy type of wildflowers with many other kinds finding space in between. While areas looked orange there many kinds of orange wildflowers easily distinguished from their centres of the flowers and their leaves.  The wildflowers close up at night. To see them the sun must be out and the flowers start opening after 11am. Also the wildflowers depend on the seasonal rain. No rain or very late rain and there are no wildflowers. As you can see we were extremely lucky.

Namaqua National Park is a South African national park situated approximately 495 km north of Cape Town and 22 km northwest of Kamieskroon. It has an area of more than 700 km2.The park is part of Namaqualand, an area covering 55,000 km2 located within the semi-desert Succulent Karoo biome. This biome is a biodiversity hotspot with the largest concentration of succulent plants in the world. The park also has an arid environment with succulent plants. The park was created to protect its flowers.[4] During the spring, wildflowers bloom there in a spectacular fashion. The park's main tourist attraction is this abundant spring bloom of brightly coloured wildflowers.

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