Flower enthusiasts from all over the country as well as overseas cannot wait for the arrival of the yearly flower season that happens in August and September.
The magical transformation of Namaqualand and surrounds into the most spectacular flower carpets in the most glorious colours is a phenomena on the bucket list of many a traveller.
And according to Mike Spies, owner of Namakwa Toere, this year’s flower season won’t disappoint. “We are expecting a great flower season, despite the drought. Namaqualand never disappoints. The region has more than 3500 different species of flowers. One thing you have to remember is that there are up to 40 000 seeds per square meter in some areas. And these seeds can resist the drought. They can germinate this year if circumstances are in their favour,” says Mike.
Namakwa Tours, based in Vanrhynsdorp, is a family-operated business run by people who are passionate about tourism. The enterprise is known for its hospitality, luxurious transport, knowledgeable guides and unforgettable experiences.
On these tours, strangers become friends, and friends become family. According to Mike tourists have such a good time that they stay in touch long after the tours and even return to make group bookings.
Namakwa Tours offer three types of flower tours – you can either pick a four day, five day or tour over six days. Highlights of the tours are:
The 4 Day Flower Tour stretches over the course of four days as tourists visit Darling, Langebaan, the Knersvlakte, Garies and Elands Bay among others. They also pay a visit to the spectacular waterfall and Kokerboom forest at Nieuwoudtville, the Olifants River and Clanwilliam. The Ramskop nature reserve and the unique rock formations that tourists encounter, never disappoint.
The 5 Day Flower Tour stretches over of five days and tourists visit, among others, Langebaan, Dwarskersbos, Knersvlakte, Nieuwoudtville, Vredendal, the West Coast and Tulbagh. The visit to the Knersvlakte is one of the highlights of the tour. Tourists see fishing towns laden with character, the Knersvlakte with its hidden dwarf succulents and the Namakwalandse Klipkoppe. From the Piekenierskloof pass, visitors have a beautiful view over the Swartland’s canola and wheat fields.
On the 6 Day Flower Tour tourists visit, among others, the West Coast, the Knersvlakte, Vanrhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville, Clanwilliam, Wupperthal, Porterville and Tulbagh. Wupperthal and the Biedouw Valley are some of the highlights of this tour. The tour also includes a fantastic West Coast experience when tourists head to Lambert’s Bay. They also pay a visit to the old copper mining towns around Springbok.
Please follow the link to get the more information about the tours http://namaquatours.com/
The dates for Namakwa Toere’s flower tours are as follows:
4 Day Flower Tour:
● 1 to 4 August
● 28 to 31 August
● 7 to 10 September
● 11 to 14 September
● 15 to 18 September
5 Day Flower Tour:
● 5 to 9 August
● 17 to 21 August
● 2 to 6 September
6 Day Flower Tour:
● 10 to 15 August
● 22 to 27 August
For more information about Namakwa Toere, phone 027 219 1377, or send an email to email@example.com to get a complete tour programme. Follow Namakwa Toere on Facebook (@namakwatoere), Instagram (@namakwatoere) and Twitter (@namkwatoeresa).