Unwind With A Flower Road Trip

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists (and flowers)

Unwind while experiencing nature in September

West Coast Way has a bouquet of budget-friendly solutions for South Africans, which makes visiting the West Coast perfect for enjoyable family-friendly holidays and long weekends.

During September, and with the sun high in the sky (between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm is best), there is a multitude of flowers spots to explore.

Travel Tip: The West Coast offers wide-open spaces, but accommodation is at a premium during springtime in the ‘Weskus’, so make sure to pre-book your guided tours and cruises, game drives, hikes, and restaurant reservations.

Unwind at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach

Tinie Versveld Wildflower Reserve is a tiny gem of a reserve and hosts a wide variety of flowers, such as butterfly lilies, lachenalia, chincherinchee and bulbs, due to its varying topography. On this small patch of land, around 10% of the Cape Floral Kingdom can be found. It’s also a unique remnant of grassland, fynbos and a seasonal wetland within the Swartland. Find it a short 35 minute drive from The Lodge at Atlantic Beach, on the R315 at you turn towards Darling, from the R27 West Coast Road.

Whether it’s a championship golf course, complete with springbok roaming the fairway fringes, the green fynbos belt stretching into the very heart of the estate, or the expansive Melkbosstrand Blue Flag beach, at The Lodge at Atlantic Beach you’re guaranteed a prime stay in one of South Africa’s most sought after nature settings. From here visitors can drive out for the day to see Darling’s wildflower reserves, taste wine at Groote Post, craft beer at Darling Brew, and enjoy the hospitality of Evita se Perron. Further afield awaits Riebeek Valley – also known as the Shiraz Valley of South Africa.

Book three week-day nights, and pay only R765 per night for two people sharing including breakfast in 4-star Deluxe Rooms. To book call The Lodge on 021 553 4653 or email [email protected]

To qualify for a 3 for 2 West Coast Way accommodation special, nature lovers should book with participating places via a phone call or email with the qualifying phrase: 3 for 2 West Coast Way Deal. This offer is valid from to 31 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is subject to availability and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other deals/offers.

Unwind at Thali Thali Game Lodge and Nature Reserve

Postberg Flower Reserve is one of the most visited and famous flower spots in the Cape West Coast. Even though its part of the West Coast National Park, which is open seven days a week, Postberg is only open until 30 September. A short 25 minute drive from Thali Thali Game Lodge the West Coast National Park can be reached.

The West Coast’s vibrant nature diversity is found in white beaches with blue lagoon water, khaki-green fynbos, and deep orange and rose sunsets peppered with birds of prey. This is especially true when you stay at privately owned nature reserve Thali Thali Game Lodge, located 25 minutes from Langebaan Lagoon and sitting cozily next to the West Coast National Park, where Postberg is located.

Thali Thali offers visitors the perfect opportunity to connect with nature with their 3 for 2 mid-week accommodation deal at R3000 for all three nights per two adults sharing. To book call the Thali Thali team on 082 372 8637 or email [email protected].

To qualify for a 3 for 2 West Coast Way accommodation special, nature lovers should book with participating places via a phone call or email with the qualifying phrase: 3 for 2 West Coast Way Deal. This offer is valid from to 31 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is subject to availability and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other deals/offers.

Unwind at Vensterklip in Elands Bay

Verlorenvlei is a natural heritage site in Elands Bay, and stretches from the upper reaches at Redelinghuys, 30km North, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Elands Bay. Verlorenvlei is renowned for its prolific birdlife (+180 species), indigenous Fynbos, flora & fauna, and unspoiled nature.

Stay right next to Verlorenvlei, when you select Vensterklip Guest Farm and Restaurant (call 022 972 1340). Here you can camp, stay in cottages or in beautiful Manor and historic Houses. This nature gem offers guests the opportunity to book three week-day nights but pay only for two nights.

To qualify for a 3 for 2 West Coast Way accommodation special, nature lovers should book with participating places via a phone call or email with the qualifying phrase: 3 for 2 West Coast Way Deal. This offer is valid from to 31 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is subject to availability and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other deals/offers.

What’s happening at Bokkomlaan on the Berg River?

Bokkomlaan in Velddrif is your happy flower spot on the West Coast Way with loads of birds, bokkoms, and bubbly when you book the  boat trip with Cracklin’ Rosie River Tours.

To sip bubbly and appreciate the nature on the Berg River, book your boat cruise with Cracklin’ Rosie on 071 897 9611 and 073 627 4908. Bokkomlaan offer two unique eateries:  seafood and friendly chatter at Ek en Djy Bar & Restaurant, and newly opened Avoo Health Cafe.

In September 2021: Attend the Bokkomlaan Heritage Weekend

More to look forward to for the 2022 flower season:

Unwind at Wamakersvlei Beach Farm

Did you miss the 2021 Flower Season? If you want to stay ON the beach and go and see the flowers, then we recommend a stay at Wamakersvlei Beach Farm (call 083 527 7967). Wamakersvlei is a historic fisherman’s settlement from yesteryear. Now is the time to book your 2022 breakaway with them!

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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