The slide show above shows select
photos taken over the 5 days.
(Click on the thumbnails to enlarge a
Day 1: Friday 27th August. Destination
Posburg-West Coast National Park
There is always much anticipation every year
when it's flower time in the Western Cape...
"What will the flowers be like this
year"....."Has there been enough rain"
..."Has there been too much rain?"
The first order of the day was to collect
passengers from their homes in Noordhoek,
Constantia, Kenilworth, Greenpoint and meet
at Dolphin Beach for the final two
passengers before heading up to West Coast
National Park and into the
An early lunch was ordered at the
Early because you learn very quickly that in
order to see the flowers at their full potential
it is necessary to be in the fields between
11.00 am and 3.00 pm with full sun shine!
The flowers in the Posberg area of the West
Coast National park take your breath away.
Alison was very happy to stand alongside a bed
of blues and whites.
Joan and Joy from Underberg just 'love' the sea
as does Frances from Bethlehem. These
photos are still within the West Coast National
By 4.30 pm we had arrived at
a guest farm dating back to 1770- everyone quickly settled in and
had a little rest before we experienced
a beautiful African sunset. No we
didn't see all these sheep, but Julian,
the owner of Kersefontein, did ride in
on his beautiful horse.
The group met for a pre-dinner drink in Julian's
pub. Frances, Marie and Pam were heard
discussing the day's flower viewing while
Julian makes sure Dawn has enough ice in her
Joy was so delighted that her grand-daughter,
Caroline visited her for dinner at Kersefontein.
Marion and Ian admiring the exquisite proteas in
Dinner was served in the formal dining room.
Delicious pea soup (The peas are grown on the
farm, Julian was quick to tell us) ; a delicious
tomato bredie with a 'wild asparagus' and
dessert completed this unusual experience.
Coffee was served in the lounge after
dinner whilst Julian entertained us on the
piano. (See video below). Bobby, Cecelia and Marion thought the
art works were fabulous.