On this SPRING FLOWER TOUR 5 DAY/4 NIGHT from CAPE TOWN tour, you have to be in Cape Town , roughly between mid August to mid September.
The spring flowers of the West Coast, Cedarberg and north to Namaqualand have a worldwide reputation. The area receives little rain throughout the year but after winter rains, the landscape is swathed with vibrant bands of flowers.
The SPRING FLOWER TOUR 5 DAY/4 NIGHT from CAPE TOWN includes Postberg Nature Reserve, Clanwilliam, Ramskop Nature Reserve, Springbok and Goegap Nature Reserve.
- Specialist guides and Guaranteed departures
- Meals Full Board with mix of picnic and normal lunches
- Accommodation Country Guest lodges and Upmarket Wilderness Lodge
- Transport in comfortable transportation.
- Clothing Warm clothing, rain jacket plus short-sleeved clothing for warm, sunny days.
- Best time to go Generally season is from mid-August to mid-September
Day 1 – The Rectory, Clanwilliam
You leave Cape Town to head north along the coast via Bloubergstrand towards Langebaan. The foreground to this spectacular view is a mass of yellow daisy-like “perdeblom” and “vygies”.
Continue to Langebaan, where you visit the Postberg Nature Reserve, which boasts the greatest variety of birds, game and Sandveld flowers in the western Cape. Travel through Piketberg, over the Piekenierskloof pass and onto Clanwilliam.
Day 2 – Mountain View Lodge, Namaqualand
Visit the Ramskop Nature Reserve where flowers from the whole district are found then head northwards through the wide swaths of wild flowers to Springbok in the semi-desert area of Namaquland which comes alive each Spring.
En route you visit the Skilpad Nature Reserve near Kamieskroon and Goegab Reserve. Our exact route will depend on where the flowers are particularly fine.
Stay overnight at Mountain View Lodge in Springbok.
Day 3 – Papkuilsfontein, Nieuwoudtville
After breakfast you visit the unspoilt beauty of the Geogap Nature Reserve which features 581 indigenous plant species, including one rare succulent found nowhere else in the world.
Head south to the Niewoudtville Wild Flower Reserve. Many flowers and orchid species not found anywhere else in South Africa can be seen here. Stay overnight in Nieuwoudtville.
Day 4 – Biedouw and Ou Drif Farm
Travel down the dramatic Botterkloof Pass to the Biedouw valley with its splendid flower displays Stay overnight at the lovely Oudrif by the Doring River with its spring flowers, rock art and beautiful river views.
Day 5 – Return to Cape Town
This morning you view the Sandveld flowers and time permitting, Bird Islandb which is the favourite haunt of thousands of penguins, comorants, gannets and other bird species.
Thereafter you take a leisurely drive back to Cape Town to arrive back in the late afternoon.