Flowers of Namaqualand

ITINERARY

 

Day 1   

Leave PE at 07:00. Travel to Graaff Reinet for tea at The Homestead.

Continue through the Karoo to Victoria West and on to Carnarvon or Williston for our first night’s stop.

Day 2  

Explore Calvinia, Hantam House, biggest post box, museum in synagogue.

Visit Niewoudtville waterfall – 100m high- and off to Kokerboomwoud. Return to Niewoudtville for tea at Ebernezer Hall and south to small village of Maatjiesfontein. Pass glacial pavement then on to van Rhynsdorp. Largest Succulent Nursery in world. Drive past Gifberg then on to Klawer for 3 nights at Oasis Country Lodge (D,B&B).

Day 3

Visit the old DRC where all the wild flowers of the area are displayed. Go to Ramskop Nature Reserve and Pakhuis Pass if flowers are good here. Continue on to Wupperthal.  Return to Oasis.

 

Day 4

We head North for Namaqua National Park. Tea at Skilpad padstal. On to Springbok and Goegab Nature Reserve for different varieties of flowers, followed by Nababeep. Return to Oasis via Bushmen headquarters at Ratelgat.

 

Day 5 

Explore the West Coast National Park flowers near Langebaan and Pater Noster. Overnight at Darling. (Possibility of Pieter Dirk Uys show.)

Day 6

We now go south to Piketberg,Tulbagh and Ceres. We then head for  Matjiesfontein where we spend the night.

Day 7  

Return to PE via Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, de Rust and Uniondale. Then the Langkloof route to PE via Joubertina, where the fruit trees will be in full bloom.

 

N.B The flowers can be viewed from Springbok to Darling (+/- 500 km). On this tour we will visit the BEST flower areas so the itinerary MAY vary.

 

Departure 

Date:                   End of August

 

Cost:                   on request

This includes everything EXCEPT dinner and drinks

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11 thoughts on “Flowers of Namaqualand

    1. Tour price is R8750.00 per person. This includes all costs except dinner, which is for your own account. Hope you join us!

    1. Unfortunately, Margot, they are on tour right at the present moment. Flowers magnificent. Pics will be up next week. Would have to be a party of 4+ to do another tour early September.

  1. Hi there. I am a middle aged woman requesting single accom., this tour price and departure dates please.

  2. I am a widow aged 77 years living in Port Elizabeth. Please will you advise me of the cost of your Flowers of Namaqualand tour and the dates. I am happy to share accommodation with someone compatible.

  3. Hi I would just like to share my expierence of this tour. I have never been on a guided tour before and when a friend of mine told me about this tour I was not sure whether it is something that I would enjoy, but after arriving back yesterday I have to admit my first tour with S A Guided Tours but God willing not the last! The tour was awesome, the guides Frank and Peter fantastic! Peter has a great knowledge and Frank has a wonderful future ahead as a tour guide, I can recommend anyone wanting to make a dream come true to see the sight of this wonderful part of our country with the nature astounding you with the variety of flowers blooming only once a year – do not miss out, S A Guided Tours take you to places you have never heard of and they go the extra mile to make your holiday special and I want to thank both Peter and Frank for making my holiday one to remember – AMANDA KEMP

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