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Namaqualand Flower Tours

From: R10,300.00

Overview
Every Year after the winter rains a miracle of nature takes place in Namaqualand ( place of thirst )  when  wildflowers burst forth from the desert-like conditions to show themselves in all their glory  in this dry arid region.
Over 3000 different species of wildflowers can be found here as well as wealth of succulent plants that account for one tenth of the succulents worldwide!

More About the Tour Itinerary Below

Overview
Every Year a miracle of nature takes place in Namaqualand ( place of thirst )  when wildflowers emerge from desert-like conditions to show themselves in all their glory in this dry arid region.
Over 3000 different species of wildflowers can be found here as well as a wealth of succulent plants that account for one-tenth of the succulents worldwide!

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 winery
  • 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
  •  Tea and pancakes  stop 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
  • Papkuilsfontein Flower reserve
  • Boreplaas known for its  fields of Bulbinella
  • Groenriver Ruins
  • Glacial Plate over 300 million years ago a continental  Glacier  covered the entire Karoo,here in Niewoudville it left its mark in the form of grooves and gouges made in the sandstone
“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 Vanrynsdorp
  • Doringbaai  we travel along the coast taking in the flowers of the so-called “Sandveld" biome after a wine tasting in Doringbaai
  • Lamberts Bay (Lunch)  visit Bird Island
  • Elandsbaai
  • Velddrif (overnight)

Day 4

  • Departing  Velddrif   we head for Langebaan and the  West Coast National Park
  • Postberg Flower Reserve   situated within the reserve and opened up every spring, with carpets of flowers! This reserve does not disappoint  so have your camera handy
  • Picnic amongst the flowers
  • Cape Town  to arrive around 4.30pm
Price per person R10 300 inclusive of all meals, 3 nights accommodation, entry fees.
(Single supplement R1850.). 
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 the booking confirmation. Full payment month  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. The 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
·         Sunscreen
·         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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