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West Coast & Northern Cape Flower Tour (9 days) Print E-mail
Spring daisy Explore the West Coast, Karoo and Kalahari in the middle of flower season! This organised 9 day camping tour is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Gaze at the stars in Sutherland, stand in awe of the impressive roar by the Augrabies falls and surround yourself by colourful carpets of spring daisies in Namaqualand. All of this for only ZAR 4,670 pp sharing.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:  SUTHERLAND
We depart Cape Town for our first stop - the unusual town of Matjiesfontein. Trapped in time, this one horse town is a great stop for lunch. We continue on to the gateway to the universe, home to the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere and the clearest night skies in Africa.

DAY 2:  BRANDVLEI
We continue on our journey, through the Karoo en-route to the Brandvlei area, where we will experience a night of bush camping under the stars.  Famous for its lamb meat, tonight we enjoy a traditional South African braai.

DAY 3 & 4:  KGALAGADI (KALAHARI) NP
Heading further north, we will spend the next two nights exploring the unique red sand dunes and the multitude of animals in the park including the  world famous Black-maned Kalahari Lions.

DAY 5:  AUGRABIES NATIONAL PARK
After a final game drive in the Kgalagadi NP, we head to Augrabies NP. The sight and sound of the power of the 56 meter high waterfall will not be easily forgotten.

DAY 6:  ORANGE RIVER
Today we overnight on the banks of the Orange River.  Look out for more than 142 different bird species, including the Black Eagle and African Fish Eagle. The evening will be spent alongside the river around the fire.

DAY 7:  NIEUWOUDTVILLE
Nieuwoudtville, famous for its Spring flowers is where we find our journey taking us today.  We will explore the town in the afternoon on a tractor / wagon tour.

DAY 8:  LAMBERTS BAY
Lamberts Bay – the seafood hotspot of the West Coast!  Famous for its long stretches of uninterrupted white beaches and abundant marine life.  We will be treated to a seafood feast at the open-air restaurant Muisboskerm.  Our camp this evening is right next to the beach, fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves.

DAY 9:  DARLING
Our final day sees us making our way to Darling, to enjoy a theatre production performed by the famous “Tannie” of South Africa, Evita Bezuidenhout. The play is accompanied by traditional South African cuisine.  Thereafter we make for Cape Town where we end the tour at Signal Hill where we enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean

ACTIVITY PACKAGE
There is an optional activity package that costs ZAR 2,450 per person. It includes the following:

* Night tour of the observatory in Sutherland
* Orange River overnight canoe adventure
* Tractor / Wagon tour through Nieuwoudtville
* Open air seafood feast at Muisbosskerm in Lamberts Bay
* Evita se Peron Theatre

 

Regular Rate: ZAR5,550 pp sharing + ZAR2,450 optional activity package.  Valid for 2013.

#Spring is in the air!#

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 Spring daisies Spring daisies
 Augrabies Falls Augrabies Falls
 The open road The open road
 Off the beaten track Off the beaten track
 Bird Island Bird Island


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TESTIMONIAL

Thanks for your good preparation of the tour! Looking forward to our next trip!

Jochen Eichinger

Zipping Zebra

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Hout Bay
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Cape Town
South Africa

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