NamaqualandNamaqualand covers 440,000 square kilometres, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the small town of Pofadder in the east, from the Orange River in the north to Garies in the south. After the rainfall in the early spring (July to September) this normally arid land is awash with colour in what is termed 'Namaqualand daisy season' as the orange and white daises, along with many other flowering species, spring up in a colourful display. This annual event attracts many visitors and has been celebrated in poetry, prose and paint.
Flowers are the main attractions of Goegap Nature Reserve and Namaqualand National Park, while Richterveld National Park has a diverse range of animal and bird life and is a World Heritage Site. There are opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and visiting historic towns in Namaqualand.