Price for this fully inclusive 4 day / 3 night tour including transport, accommodation, meals and excursions as specified is: R12,925 per person sharing & R15,565 single occupation.
This is an amazing adventure from Cape Town into the intriguing West Coast region of the Western Cape to witness an extraordinary spectacle of nature, in presenting the spring flowers. In the South African spring, over August and September, a brilliant array of diverse wild flowers transform this evocative semi-arid landscape into an unforgettable portrait of extraordinary colour and beauty.Witness a unique spectacle of nature
CAPE TOWN – VREDENDAL- CAPE TOWN A unique phenomenon to the Western Cape! View the incredible transformation of the ordinary landscape into vast fields of spectacular wild flowers.
PLEASE NOTE!! Wild flower viewing is weather and season dependant and cannot be guaranteed.
MINIMUM 2 GUESTS / MAXIMUM 12 GUESTS
Departs (1) 01-04 August 2022 (2) 15-18 August 2022
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Includes: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.
Accommodation: Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge (standard rooms) or similar x 3 nights
Tour starts and ends in Cape Town
DAY 1: FRIDAY CAPE TOWN – VREDENDAL
Join us on a visit to the West Coast National Park which, during spring, is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers. Visit the Postberg section where many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic. Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere. During the course of the afternoon the journey continues via Piketberg to Vredendal.
Overnight in Vredendal. [Dinner]
DAY 2: SATURDAY VREDENDAL – NIEUWOUDTVILLE – VREDENDAL
After breakfast you have a full day to explore and view wild flowers in their natural surroundings. Travel via the Van Rhyn’s pass to Nieuwoudtville, the bulb capital of the world. It’s widely accepted that the highest speciation of bulbs are found in this area. The bulbs generally start flowering after the first rains during March/April. The incidence increases to peak during July through to October, depending on weather conditions.
Return to Vredendal for overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner]
DAY 3: SUNDAY VREDENDAL
After breakfast you’ll have another opportunity to further experience the unique beauty of the area, viewing wild flowers, endemic succulents and birdlife in the Vredendal area. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the well-known wine cellars along the Olifantsriver Wine Route.
Overnight in Vredendal. [Breakfast & Dinner]
DAY 4: MONDAY VREDENDAL- CAPE TOWN
This morning you depart Vredendal and travel to Clanwilliam and the Ramskop Wild Flower Garden. Each year during August and September, depending on the preceding winter’s rainfall, the area is transformed into a floral showcase. The area features a large variety of wild flowers. Ramskop Nature Reserve at the Clanwilliam Dam Resort boasts 250 indigenous species of wild flowers. In the afternoon the tour continues through Citrusdal to Cape Town where it ends on arrival.
We can arrange pre and post tour accommodation as well as airport transfers for non Cape Town based passengers. Please request a quote.
Duration: 4 Days / Location: Vredendal / Niewoudtville