The Postberg Nature Reserve is situated within the West Coast National Park in Langebaan in the Western Cape. It is closed for most of the year, but is opened to the public during spring (August – September) where one can view the exceptional carpet of spring flowers in the reserve.
As the reserve is only open at a certain time of year, there are often queues to get into the reserve. Going during the week is definitely recommending and even if you don’t, the carpet of flowers will more than reward you for your patience. Whenever you do decide to go, make sure you go early as the Postberg section is limited to a certain amount of visitors per day.
Another positive aspect of the limited opening times is that there is game here that hasn’t quite learned to shy away from humans. Keep an eye out for zebra, wildebeest, antelope, ostrich, mongoose, rock hyrax, snakes, birds, and tortoises. The picnic and braai spots along the coast are fantastic for whale watching.