Peter, How long did that drive take you? We're vaguely thinking of doing that trip, we want to see Welwitschia in Namibia. Was March/April a good time, or would September be better, was there a particular reason you chose March? Did you rent a car in Windhoek and leave it in Cape Town? Thank you for any information. /Neil >Diane, I did the trip in March/April 2007, from Botswana, Namibia to Cape Town. Nieuwoudtville was very dry, it didn't rain for about eight months. I didn't see >any bulb, only dust :-(. South Africa was much better, Amaryllis belladonna,Haemanthus and between Clanwilliam and Citrusdal just besite the road (leftside) a >lot Brunsvigia oriëntalis in flower. Peter den Bakker The Netherlands.