Breakaway Namaqualand, West coast, Cederberg. ( A flower tour )

Overview

This is one of the tours aimed to be a break from the COVID pains and celebrate life.

This tour is a short, 6 night, tour focusing on the flower area of Namaqualand and the Cederberg. It follows directly on the heals of the Richtersveld tour and is ideal to do together and start experiencing the flowers in the northern area already. We visit the Namaqua national park and west coast for our flower experience. We should be in the middle of the flower season.

The next section is a very special night at the West coast camp site.  We do a bit of sand driving, visit the seal colony and just have a bit of fun. 1 Night in case of bad weather, but enough time to see what is out there.

Then we head inland again and on to the Cederberg area. 2 nights here will give us a day to explore what there is around here and also a day to do a bit of trekking in the reserve. Visiting of the well known rock formations. A bit of wine tasting and nature drive. 

The Itinerary

Day 1.

We all make our way to the starting point of our journey. We meet at our overnight accommodation at Springbok. 

Day 2.

We take the day to visit the Namaqua national park and we tour their various spots for flowers and other interesting things.

Once we are done we head down to the coastal section for the night.

Day 3.

After breakfast we continue down the beach until our exit at Groenriviermond from where we head to Nieuwoudville. Normally one of the flower hot spots.

Day 4.

We take the back roads and visit more of the normal flowering hot spots and finall end up in Elandsbaai.

Day 5.

From Elandsbaai we will be exploring the area and drive a few back roads along the coastal area. We see where the best displays are and head there.

Finally we end up in Yzerfontein.

Day 6.

We head to an olive farm for a bit of a tasting  and then north in to the Cederberg mountains.

Here a bit of wine tasting before our last night. This is also where my Cape fold mountain pass tour begins if you were interested.

Day 7.

Our tour concludes and I start my Cape fold mountain pass tour .

 

Tour specific comments

Vehicle:

A normal 4×4 or 4×2 ( No towing for 4×2 )will work. The worst is a few sand stretches.

Drivers:

No experience required, I personally guide the tour and will give you everything you need as we go.

Towing:

You may bring your off road trailer, bush caravans is ok.

Other:

No passport required.