Ramskop Wild Flower Garden

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Ramskop Wild Flower Garden is a little gem we discovered in Clanwilliam.

Ramskop Wild Flower Garden, Clanwilliam

Getting there: take Ou Kaapseweg from the town centre towards the dam. Just inside the Clanwilliam Dam Municipal Resort gate, take a right.
Entry fee: none

On a recent trip to Clanwilliam to compete in the Freshpak Fitness Festival 2012, we stayed at the Clanwilliam Dam Municipal Resort. When leaving the next day to explore the surrounding area before heading home, we popped in at this little reserve with very little expectation.

The Wild Flower Garden contains a variety of more than 350 species of cultivated wildflowers. The walks on the laid-out paths through the garden also offer a beautiful view over the Clanwilliam Dam and of the Cederberg Mountains. There is also a short hiking trail from the flower garden to the dam wall.

It is clear that great effort has been put into the garden, even though when we visited everything was closed up and there was no one in attendance. It is most likely that this is seasonal, and it’s likely that there is an admission charge during the flower season.

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