Excellent news for wildflower lovers across the country: it’s going to be a fantastic flower year! The Namaqualand and the West Coast have received some good rainfall and it is predicted that more is coming our way, which is something that Namaqualand’s flower ranges have not had in a long time!
Private Tour –
Price per person sharing R5950 | Single supplement: R7200 | Min 4 people are required to activate the tour
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Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with this awesome 3-Day Namaqualand Spring Flower Tour.
“It is said by the locals that when God was making the earth, He left the best for last and took His time with the amazing and spectacular Spring Flowers of Namaqualand creating the “Garden of the Gods!”
Every year once the winter rains have fallen, people flock to Namaqualand to marvel and experience a miracle of nature. The normally arid semi desert area is transformed from a dusty, dry barren landscape into a tapestry of colours you will never forget!
The change is unbelievable and perhaps nowhere else will one find such a dramatic, exciting and exuberant awakening to spring than in the Namaqualand area. The Namaqualand spring flowers are justifiably world famous and in a good year this botanical masterpiece puts on a show unrivalled anywhere on Earth.
Space is limited. Book your spot by emailing [email protected]
Make sure you bring along a pair of boots or walking shoes, a sun hat, sun block, a camera, a small suitcase and something warm to wear!
16 – 18 August 2019
21 – 23 August 2019
26 – 28 August 2019
31 August – 2 September 2019
6 – 8 September 2019
Dates may change depending on climate and flower season.
Cape Town – Piekenierskloof Pass – Citrusdal – Clanwilliam – Ramskop Gardens – Biedouw Valley – Van Rhynsdorp
We do pick-ups in Stellenbosch, V & A City Lodge Cape Town as well as Cape Town International Airport. Should you fly in, we request guests to be at Cape Town Airport not later than 08:30, for us to depart approximately 09:15. Even better, if you arrive a day before departure and spend the night either in Stellenbosch or V & A City Lodge, we can assist with your booking for this additional accommodation.
We travel on the N7 on our way to Citrusdal. Piekenierskloof Pass is the “gateway” to the north and the flower show starts. We will stop for tea/coffee and something sweet in Piekenierskloof before continuing to Clanwilliam for lunch and viewing the wild flowers en route between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam. We will visit the Ramskop Garden just outside Clanwilliam, and experience a teas tasting at a Rooibos Tea factory. We then head off to the spectacular “Biedouw Valley” with its blankets of flower fields, the highlight of the day. We then head off to either Vredendal or Van Rhynsdorp where we will spend the night.
Overnight: Vredendal or Van Ryhnsdorp
Activities Included: Ramskop Garden & Rooibos Tea Factory & Biedouw Valley
Accommodation: Letsatsi Lodge
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Van Rhynsdorp – Van Rhyns Pass – Nieuwoudtville – Matjiesfontein Farm – Papkuilsfontein – Hantam Botanical Gardens
After a typical farmer’s breakfast, our flower adventure continues. We visit the succulent nursery in Vanrhynsdorp before heading up the spectacular Van Rhyns Pass to Nieuwoudville. We spend the rest of the morning exploring the flower farm Matjiesfontein. This is an amazing flower experience and definitely the highlight of the day. Lunch is a relaxed rustic affair on either Matjiesfontein or the historic Papkuilsfontein farm. We then finish off the day with a flower drive before making our way back to Vredendal/Van Rhynsdorp.
Overnight: Vredendal or Van Rhynsdorp
Activities Included: Visit a nursery, Van Rhyns Pass, Matjiesfontein Farm & Papkuilsfontein Farm
Accommodation: Letsatsi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
West Coast – West Coast National Park – Postberg
Today we have another early start as this amazing flower journey comes to an end late afternoon. We spend our day exploring the flowers of the West Coast and the West Coast National Park. We travel back via Clanwilliam, Leopoldtsville, Dwarskersbos, then from Velddrif to Langebaan! We will also enjoy the natural beauty of the Langebaan lagoon. The visit to Postberg Flower Reserve will be the highlight of the day as this part of the park is only open 2 months of the year! We will also enjoy a packed light lunch in the reserve.
We leave the park in the late afternoon and make our way to Cape Town, where we will arrive between 5:30 – 6pm as our flower journey comes to an end!
Activities Included: Langebaan Lagoon; West Coast National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Book with West Coast Way
Space is limited. Book your spot by emailing
We can assist you with accommodation bookings in Cape Town, Franschhoek or in Stellenbosch!
- Registered Cathsseta guide
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- 2 nights’ accommodation as per the itinerary above
- All meals: 2 x Breakfasts; 3 x lunches & 2 x Dinners
- Soft drinks, tea/coffee & water at lunch
- All activities as per itinerary
- Water & snacks on the bus
- Wine tasting
- International airfare (to & from South Africa)
- Activities not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal & medical insurance
We reserve the right to change the daily routes as it deems fit due to weather, road conditions and or where the flowers are showing the best. Please also note that the flowers normally bloom from about 10am – 3pm, depending on the weather and the sun and this plays a huge part in our daily itinerary!
Please can we request that you pack a small suitcase as we won’t have a trailer for this tour and space is scarce!
A deposit of 50% is payable to confirm the booking, with the balance due 10 working days prior to tour commencing. Please note there will be a 100% cancellation fee once the booking has been confirm