The Cape's renowned flower season is a much anticipated spectacle each year, drawing visitors from afar to delight in a wondrous array of colour and form. From August to October, Namaqualand is transformed into a floral wonderland. But such colourful displays are not restricted to this area alone. Fynbos regions to the south and east of it boast three times as many plant species as Namaqualand and provide year-round colour and interest in a wide variety of flowering plants. Flower watching in the Cape takes readers on scenic routes through the Cape's floral regions, covering top tourist highlights along the way but focusing primarily on the common and colourful plants to be seen.