Flowers of Namaqualand Tour 2021  --  7 days

Departing from Port Elizabeth August and September 2021 – we will see how many guests we have from Port Alfred and Grahamstown and possibly make an alternative departure point.

This is a stunning tour which is more than looking for the very best flowers.   We spend 7 days making new friends and looking for the best flowers. We visit some really unusual out-of-the-way places of Natural and historical interest in the Nama Region of the west coast of SA.  We explore and discover places known to few South Africans

Please note that there is minimal walking required.  

Departure dates are planned as follows:

Sunday 8th August.   This is planned for an 8 x day tour to allow us to spend a night in Hermanus in the hope that we may see whales as an additional bonus to the tour.   

Then we have set weekly departure dates for the Standard 7 x day tour as set out in this Itinerary

·  17th August

·  25 August 

·  2nd September 2021

ITINERARY

Day 1.    Leave from PE at 7.00am to Jansenville and Graaff Reinet for tea

Onwards to Victoria West  and Loxton

This evening we sleep in Carnarvon or nearby. Look out for the Corbelled Houses

Day 2.    Calvinia for breakfast at Hantam Huis with gardens opposite.   Biggest post box; Museum in

the synagogue.

                Look out for the Statue – The pen is mightier than the sword.

Nieuwoudtville for tea at Ebenezer Hall.  Botanical Gardens; Nieuwoudtville Wild Flower reserve; Doorn River Waterfall; Botanical Garden; Matjiesfontein for flowers;  Kokerboomwoud at Gannabos; Vanrhynspass and lookout point.

                Van Rhynsdorp  overnight. (Vanrrynsdorp cottages)

Day 3.    Northwards on the N7 West Coast highway. Breakfast at the padstal in Garies; Letterklip.

Kamieskroon to Namaqualand Wild Flower Reserve.  Die Dak van Namakwaland  alternatively Kamiesberg Flowers or surrounding areas.  Hondeklip Road may be good.  

                Springbok; Nababeep, Mine Museum and Glory Hole; Goegab Nature Reserve

Overnight at the Springbok Lodge  

Day 4.    Heading South on the N7 back to V Rhynsdorp  for Breakfast

Clanwilliam - Rooibos Tea Factory; Ramskop wildflower Reserve and the Dam

                Pakhuis Pass; The Englishmans Grave; Louis Leipold Grave; Rock Formations

                Travellers Rest and Sevilla Rock Art Trail for Bushmens Paintings

Citrusdal and By Die Dam for a Braai and overnight.

Day 5.    South on the N7 to Piekenierskloof; Piketberg for coffee

Velddrif and Laaiplek: Marshland at the Berg river Mouth for Flamingos and Cormorant; Paternoster for Breakfast and then Langebaan.

                Westcoast National Park and Postberg   Or Darling flowers.

                Overnight in Riebeek Kasteel Goedgedacht

               Darling Sweet factory

                Evita se Perron and Museum.    

Day 6.    Tulbach and Wolseley Watershed.

                Nuwekloof Pass; Michells pass; Ceres (Breakfast).

Past Prince Albert’s Hamlet; up the Gydo Pass to Op Die Berg. Kouebokkeveld;  Skurweberge;  Witzenberg. Theronsbergpass

                Touwsrivier – Drive Through past the Old Train Station.

                Look out for Shosholoza; Blue Train and Rovos Rail.

                Matjiesfontein – Museum; Bus ride; Lord Milner Hotel; Olive Schreiner history.

               

Day 7.   Our last day ---North on the N1; Prince Albert for breakfast at the Lazy Lizard.

                Meiringspoort and Langkloof via Harlem; Krakeel;  Joubertina back to the N2

                And home mid afternoon.

 

This is a planned itinerary which may differ.  We will be looking for the Very Best flower areas and historical points of interest.    Departure dates –  8th; 17th & 25th August.  2nd September.

Price Incudes Shared Accommodation (Single supplement add 15%); Touring; Breakfast & midday meals; All entrance fees. Minimum of 4 guests per tour.   

7 day tour at R11 495.00.   

8 day tour which includes Hermanus where we should be able to see whales R13 295.00. 

Excluded – Items and choices of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages.

To reserve a seat –Immediate deposit R3300 to secure your place. To avoid accommodation issues we request that the balance be paid six weeks prior to departure.

Banking details :

Fares Fair Travel, FNB, Account No. 628 339 10145, Branch Code 250655

 

 

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