Our 5 Day privately guided tour of the wild flowers of Namaqualand starts in Cape Town and explore the arid interior of the West Coast. The main aim of the tour is to experience to dazzling array of wild flowers that occur across the wild valleys, farmlands and fields, but the tour also exposes the visitors to the quaint little villages and towns that make up this sparsely populated part of South Africa.
The costing is based on August & September because this is spring and the best time to visit South Africa for its wild flower outbreak.
Day 01 - Cape Town to Nieuwoudtville
This morning you are collected at 08h00 by your private guide and vehicle from your Cape Town Hotel. You travel along the N7 highway to Nieuwoudtville in the Koue Bokkeveld. Possibly stop in Clanwilliam to break the journey before you continue north to check in at the Nedersetting Guest House for (2) nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Nedersetting Guest House & Restaurant dates back to 1897. The building is made of ssandstone and has been beautifully renovated to offer guests a cosy feel. The area is known as the bulb capital of the world during the flower season, but there are a number of other attractions to this small town in the immediate area, including a botanical garden, the Nieuwoudtville Waterfalls and the Quiver Tree Forest and more.
Day 02 - Explore the surrounding Karoo
Today is open to explore the area visiting Matjiesfontein and Papkuilsfontein known for spectacular flower displays. You may also want to visit the Hantam National Botanical Gardens and if time allows the Wild Flower Reserve. Depending on the water levels you can visit the Nieuwoudtville Waterfall Reserve and The Quiver Tree Forest.
Day 03 - Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam
This morning you travel via the dramatic Botterkloof Pass to the Biedouw Valley for flower displays (depening on the quality). You then continue over the beautiful Pakhuis Pass to Clanwilliam where you stay at Ndedema Lodge for (2) nights. (Standard Room)
Day 04 - Explore the surrounds of Clanwilliam
Today you can explore the area further and possibly do a Rooibos and Fynbos Tour. Other sights you can visit depending on interest: Ramskop Nature Reserve (if not visited on the first day), Flower Church and Rooibos Tea Tasting.
Day 05 - Clanwilliam to Paternoster
You depart and travel towards Lambert’s Bay and visit the gannets on Bird Island. You travel via Elands Bay with a possible stop at Rocherpan Nature Reserve. You continue to the Coastal town of Paternoster where you stay at Gilcrest Place for (1) night. (Bayview Suite).
The Gilcrest Place is a charming guest house located in the quaint sea side village of Paternoster. Situated just 200m from the beach, the guest suites have wide open views of the sea. The building itself is in keeping with the old Cape Dutch style of lime washed walls and thatch rooves that add to the charm of this settlement.
Day 06 - Paternoster, via West Coast National Park to Cape Town
You visit the West Coast National Park and the Postberg Flower Reserve before you continue to Cape Town where your tour end in the late afternoon.
ZAR 23 930 per person sharing - Aug & Sep 2021
05 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
All road transfers as per itinerary
Guide &private air conditioned vehicle for sightseeing as per itinerary
Tourism levy of 1 %
Entrance fees for mentioned activities