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Blooming Beautiful

Clanwilliam is a rooibos-growing area. But it has another distinction. Come springtime it is surrounded by a countryside blooming and brimming with Cape floral splendour.

Focusing on a 90-kilometre radius of the town, the Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show represents all the places that you may want to visit in flower season but can’t possibly fit into one journey, including the Strandveld, Sandveld, Nieuwoudtville, Succulent Karoo, Knersvlakte, Biedouw, Olifantsrivier Valley, and the Cederberg mountains. It’s a one-stop visit for flower exuberance, housed in the old church that has over the years become known as the Blomkerk.

The show is a labour of love, if ever there was one, and the women from the Wild Flower Society, the community of Clanwilliam and the surrounding farmers band together and prepare for it with gusto. From the largest quiver tree to the smallest () lovingly placed in its tin of water, the impressive display pays tribute to

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