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Wild Flower Season - Namaqualand Self-Drive 7 Day Package - Valid: Aug - Sep.22

Wild Flower Season - Namaqualand Self-Drive 7 Day Package - Valid: Aug - Sep.22

Cape Town, South Africa

From: R 4,460.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 4,460.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #11223
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of August 2022 (Monday)
  • Valid To

    30th of September 2022 (Friday)
  • Expires

    22nd of September 2022 (Thursday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Immerse yourself in flower Wonderland! Experience the spectacular West Coast Flower Route and the psychedelic colours en route...

The best place to see the acres of colourful springtime blooms is in and around the Namaqualand region on the northwest coast of the country. The wildflowers are nothing short of amazing. During the rest of the year, the landscape is mostly a dry and dusty desert. However, come springtime and the area is completely transformed with flowering life boasting more colour than seems possible for one place. Prepare to be blown away by the brightly-painted landscape rolling across acres of barren land. Even if you’re not a flora-enthusiast, it’s difficult not to be impressed with such a sight.

Please note: Block out dates apply 20 - 21 August & 23 August - 07 September 2022 at Pringbok Inn Hotel.

About the Holiday

Itinerary:

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN - CLANWILLIAM

  • Depart from Cape Town and travel to Clanwilliam (one of the oldest towns in South Africa)
  • Suggested stop in Riebeek Kasteel
  • Overnight Clanwilliam Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 2: CLANWILLIAM - VANRHYNSDORP - NIEUWOUDTVILLE - CLANWILLIAM

  • Drive in a northerly direction to Vanrhynsdorp and visit the succulent nursery, where you will have a succulent nursery visit.
  • Leave for Nieuwoudtville, the bulbous plant capital of South Africa known for spectacle wildflowers during August and September.
  • Lunch at Nieuwoudtville
  • Return to Clanwilliam in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
  • Overnight Clanwilliam Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 3: CLANWILLIAM - SPRINGBOK

  • After breakfast, drive further north to Knersvlakte Nature Reserve a region of hilly terrain covered with quartz gravel. Knersvlakte is one of the richest and most diverse succulent regions in the world.
  • Travel via Garies to Springbok for overnight and dinner
  • Overnight Springbok Inn (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 4: SPRINGBOK

  • After breakfast, drive to Namaqua National Park and spend the day looking for flowers.
  • Overnight Springbok Inn Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 5: SPRINGBOK - CEDERBERG

  • Depart after breakfast for Cederberg
  • Enjoy some Cederberg wine tasting and visit the town of Citrusdal situated in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains.
  • Overnight Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 6: CEDERBERG - LANGEBAAN

  • Depart Cederberg to head to the fishing villages of Elands Bay, Dwarskersbos and Velddrif along the West Coast
  • Lunch at the Picturesque Paternoster
  • Drive past Jacobs Bay and head to Langebaan
  • Langebaan known as the Jewel of the West Coast with almost year-round sunshine and boasts azure waters and unsurpassed natural beauty. Also internationally acclaimed Ramsar Site for its importance as a wetland and the tidal mud flats of the lagoon not only host many local bird species but also attract migratory birds every year.
  • -Overnight and dinner in Langebaan
  • Overnight at The Farmhouse Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 7: LANGEBAAN - WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - LANGEBAAN

  • After breakfast head out to the West Coast National Park which boarders Langebaan where you can enjoy many activities such as game viewing, cycling, and hiking. This national park is one of the few places where wildflowers and sea can be found together.
  • Return back to Cape Town and drive past Darling en-route back to Cape Town
Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the 3* Plus Clanwilliam Hotel in a Standard Room
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the 4* Springbok Inn Hotel in a Standard Room
  • 1 Nights' accommodation at the 4* Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort in Cederberg in a Valley View Deluxe Room
  • 1 Nights' accommodation at the 4* The Farmhouse Hotel in Langebaan in a Lagoon View Room
  • Breakfast daily

Add Return flights including airline levies & 7 Days car rental (Ford Ecosport or similar) including Super Cover Unlimited Mileage from R4 720 per person.
 

Excludes
  • Any meals not listed as included
  • All entrance & park fees
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
Package Conditions:

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change and availability. Advance purchase, peak or high season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Price valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

Cape Town

Cape Town is the third most populous city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. Cape Town is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities because of its geography, Cape Town is one of the most popular South African destinations for tourism.

Vasco da Gama recorded a sighting of the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, and the area did not have regular contact with Europeans until 1652, when the Netherlands' Jan van Riebeeck and other employees of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch: VOC) were sent to the Cape to establish a way-station for ships travelling to the Dutch East Indies. The city grew slowly during this period, as it was hard to find adequate labour. This labour shortage prompted the city to import slaves from Indonesia and Madagascar; many of whom would come to form the first of the Cape Coloured communities. The discovery of diamonds in Griqualand West in 1869, and gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, near the present-day city of Johannesburg prompted a massive gold rush. Johannesburg grew rapidly as the country was flooded with immigrants.

The centre of Cape Town is located at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to the city bowl, with its plateau over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high; it is surrounded by near-vertical cliffs, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head. Sometimes a thin strip of cloud forms over the mountain, and owing to its appearance, it is affectionately known as the "tablecloth".

The Cape Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. In winter, which lasts from May to September, large cold fronts come across from the Atlantic Ocean with heavy precipitation and strong north-westerly winds. The winter months are cool, with an average minimum temperature of 7°C (45°F). Summer lasts from November to March, which is warm and dry. The Peninsula gets frequent strong winds from the south-east, known locally as the Cape Doctor, because it blows away pollution and cleans the air.

The South African National Gallery hosts regular exhibitions ranging from contemporary African photography to globally-acclaimed artists. Festivals of the arts occur every summer at leading winelands destinations, while the Cape's "Secret Season" - over the cosy mid-year winter months - offers many a day's entertainment.

When Cape Town dims her lights after dinner, it's time for the real fun to start. Take your pick of the numerous nightclubs, discotheques, wine-bars, music pubs, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. The Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Observatory and lower Cape Town buzz until the early hours. The Drum Café is the place to go for a real ethnic experience. For a more mellow evening, try out Kennedy's Cigar Bar, or East City Café, reminiscent of an exclusive 1920's cigar lounge, with the cigars and bourbons to prove it. For live entertainment of the arty sort, treat yourself to a night at the Nico Theatre, the Baxter, Maynardville, Spier or Theatre on the Bay. These venues combine food or drink with jazz, cabaret, Shakespeare, musicals'

Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 14 June 2022.

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