Flower Season commences on the West Coast

blogflowersSouth Africa’s West Coast is a popular tourist destination during the months of August and September, when the beautiful flowers bloom and cover the country side with blankets of colour. Paternoster, home to the luxurious Abalone House & Spa, the exquisite Seaside Cottages, the flamboyant Oppidraai and the rustic Kliphuisie, is also blessed with this fantastic display of beauty.

The first flowers are already in bloom and our guests have been thrilled by this special surprise.  Enjoy the splendour of nature this Flower Season when you venture to Paternoster along the flower route. Visit our Specials Page for our fantastic overnight offers and add-on packages.

Picnics amidst the flowers is highly recommended when visiting Abalone House or our self-catering cottages in Paternoster – enquire now to book your unforgettable experience this Flower Season.

For more information, please call us on 022 752 2044.

Flower Season Update

flowers2The latest West Coast Flower Report supplied by West Coast Tourism has caused a renewed interest in the Flower Season in Paternoster.  There are two locations in Paternoster ideal for viewing the flowers, being the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and Pelgrumsrust (on the road between Paternoster & Vredenburg).

The types of flowers identified are various types of Mesembryanthemaceae,  Reënblommetjie, Kattekruid, Pietsnot, Koggelmandervoet, Suring / Sorrel,  Rooi Malva, Klein Steenbokbos, Bokmaellie, Bobbejaantou, Strand Salie, Namaqua Kool, Bietou, Spekbos, Sjielingbos, Cape Weed, Romulea Barkerae, Paternoster Froetang (endemic to limestone ridges in area),  Candles / Kersies (Parasite), Goue Sterretjie, Steek Groenbasbossie, Varkblom / Arum, Groen Agertjie, Piempiempie and the Poproos.

There are large patches  of flowers in these areas, with few of some and plenty of others.  It is recommended that visitors walk to see the flowers.  Guests are discouraged to drive as some flowers are only 3mm big!

Acceptable rainfall figures were recorded that predicts a good flower season for Spring 2013.  Paternoster is currently experiencing low temperatures during the day as well as over night and it is also fortunate to have up to 2 to 3 days of showers which is a sustainable attribute to ensure a good flower season.

Book your room at Abalone House and the Paternoster Seaside Cottages now to experience the beauty of Spring surrounding our luxurious establishments.