NAMAQUALAND: THE LAND OF THE MIRACULOUS SPRING FLOWERS

Namaqualand is an arid, almost desert, region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 600 miles (970 km) and covering a total area of 170,000 square miles/440,000 km². It is dry for most of the year, yet in spring, when the rains are good, something like a miracle happens. Water, the driving force of all nature, soaks in to the parched earth. An uncountable host of flowers materialize as if from nowhere, creating an extraordinary eruption of colour, transforming the countryside and dazzling the eye.

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