The Postberg Flower Reserve in Langebaan is not always open for visitors. Even though it forms part of the West Coast National Park, this gorgeous part of the park is closed so that it is disturbed as little as possible. When spring comes, and the gates are opened visitors are greeted with huge swathes of flowers that seem to erupt from every nook and cranny of the sides of the roads and throughout the reserve.
Within the Postberg Reserve there is wild game, Zebra, Bontebok and Wildebeest are common occurrences and tortoises are a permanent part of the landscape along with birds, reptiles and myriads of colourful insects. Multi-hued flowers abound, and a visit to Postberg makes this time of year a real winner, so check your calendar to make sure you don’t miss this extraordinary eyefest.
Birds also visit to take advantage of the creatures living among the flowers. Here a Black-headed Heron is wrestling with a snake.
The snake is doing it’s best to stop from getting swallowed.
The Many daisies and other wild flowers are too numerous to name each species, here are some Blue Flax.
A closer look at the Blue Flax blossoms.
Some beautiful Orange Daisies.
A Cattle Egret searching for a hopper or two.
An Eland quietly chomping the flowers.
Flowers as far as the eye can see.
A Pied starling making off with a quick snack for his family.
Some dainty Babiana blossoms.
Some of the colourful grasshoppers coming along for the feast.
Some miniature Wild Iris.
A little Four-striped Mouse joins the feast.
A spray of purple daisies bursts out among the white and yellow.
And some beautiful Orange Vygies to put a smile on your face.
Some Bokmakieries singing for their supper.
A newborn Bontebok calf among the flowers.
And overhead a stunning Black-chested Eagle scanning everything below, waiting for that one opportunity.
And lastly a far away view of the Cape Mountain Zebra.