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Cape Flower Tours

Overview
Every Year a miracle of nature takes place in Namaqualand ( place of thirst )  when  wild flowers   show themselves in all their glory  in this dry arid region.
Over 3000 different species of wild flowers can be found here as well as wealth of succulent plants that account for one tenth of the succulents world- wide!

More About the Tour Itinerary Below

Overview
Every Year a miracle of nature takes place in Namaqualand ( place of thirst )  when  wild flowers   show themselves in all their glory  in this dry arid region.
Over 3000 different species of wild flowers can be found here as well as wealth of succulent plants that account for one tenth of the succulents world- wide!

Tour Duration:
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Min/Max group size
2/13 people per tour

Namaqualand 4 day flower tour

Day 1

  • Depart Cape Town/Stellenbosch
  • Farm Stall Tea Stop in the Piekernierskloof  Mountains
  • Lunch Clanwilliam. Namaqualand - Here we visit the Ramskop Nature Reserve with over 350 species  of wildflowers
  • Wine Tasting Klawer ( Time permitting ) or we visit the succulent nursery in Van Ryns Dorp
  • Arrive at Nieuwoudville( known as the Bulb  Capital of the world) after a spectacular drive  through Vanrhyns Pass where we stay for two nights Dinner bed and Breakfast.

Day 2

  • We visit the Quiver Tree Forest (the largest Aloe  Forest in the world ) and the old ruins.This tree forest was a gathering place of Khoisan Hunters who would journey here in days long gone to source holders for their arrows.The hollowed out branches of the tree made excellent quivers to hold their poisoned  hunting arrows.
  • Bokkeveld Nature Reserve with the spectacular Niewoudtville Waterfall
  • Lunch at Historical Dutch Reformed Church in Niewoudtville
  • Matjiesfontein Flower Reserve. The Matjiesfontein   farm is reported to be the single farm with the largest diversity of wildflowers anywhere in the world.
  • Hantam Botanical Gardens
“Stretching his hand up to reach the  stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet " Jeremy Bentham  

Day 3

  • Depart Niewoudtville to visit succulent nursery in Van Rynsdorp
  • Clanwilliam Lunch . We head for the coast after lunch.
  • Elandsbay . We stop for tea
  • Overnight Riviera Hotel  on the Berg River in Veldrif  . Seafood evening !

Day 4

  • Departing  Veldrif   we head for Langebaan and the  West Coast National Park
  • . Most of the day will be spent in the park enjoying the flowers and scenery before heading back to Cape Town Stellenbosch
Price per person R5750.00 inclusive of all meals, 3 night’s accommodation, entry fees.(Single supple-ment R1250.). 
Excluded: All drinks and items of a personal nature.
You need: Small suitcase, comfortable shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera. Please note that we reserve the right to change the itinerary as “we follow the flowers”.

Please note:
·          We require 50% Deposit on booking confirmation. Full payment day before Tour
·          We reserve the right to change the itinerary to suit the weather without  prior notice
Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Departure times:
Morning departure. Exact pick-up time will be confirmed the day before the tour.
Departure point:
Hotel pick up in Cape Town or Stellenbosch
What to bring
·         Hat
·         Camera
·         Sun screen
·         Rain  jacket
·         Warm jacket
·         Comfortable Shoes
Climate
Namaqualand has a Mediterranean Climate .
Transportation
Quantum 9/13 seater luxury busses, Mercedes Benz c220cdi luxury Vehicle
Credit Cards Accepted, Visa. Mastercard

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