Namaqualand in South Africa is known as the "gem of the Northern Cape." Portions of this area were turned into a national park in 1999 to preserve the abundant wildlife and brilliant wildflowers native to the area.
This image was acquired by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on August 23, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's panchromatic band.