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The traffic light-like blooms of the Four Coloured Opal Flower (Lachenalia quadricolor) in bloom in rock cracks on a granite koppie, West Coast, South Africa. Photo ©Zoë Chapman Poulsen.

Granite Gardens of South Africa’s West Coast

Exploring an endangered botanical wonderland

South Africa’s West Coast is famous for its picturesque coastal towns, excellent seafood and the spectacular wildflower displays to be seen in the Postberg section of West Coast National Park during spring.




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Zoë Poulsen

Zoë Poulsen

Botanist, freelance writer and conservationist based in Cape Town at the heart of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region.

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