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20-25 Aug 2020

6

 

2

27 Aug - 1 Sep 2020

6

as above

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3 - 8 Sep 2020

6

as above

 

4

Mid September

6


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20-25 Aug 2020

6

 

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27 Aug - 1 Sep 2020

6

as above

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3 - 8 Sep 2020

6

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Mid September

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Aug/Sep

8


More options for touring in and around, and outside the Namaqualand region (south-western region of Southern Africa): Consider joining one of the following tours:

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(Winter)

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March / Nov

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20 May - 3 Jun 2020

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Namaqualand tour - Iris Hesperantha vaginata - Harlekynaandblom, by Peter Maas Iris Hesperantha vaginata
Harlekynaandblom or Perdeblom,
by Peter Maas

Namaqualand tours-Hyacinth Ornithogalum proinosum - Tjienkerientjie / Witdirkie, by Peter Maas Hyacinth Ornithogalum proinosum
Tjienkerientjie or Witdirkie,
by Peter Maas

Daisy near Kamieskroon, by Riana Maas Tours Namaqualand - Daisy naby Kamieskroon, by Riana Maas

 

namakwaland blomme toer - Daisy Felicia australis - Sambreeltjies, by Peter Maas Daisy Felicia australis
Sambreeltjies, by Peter Maas


Nieuwoudtville waterfall,
by Peter Maas






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NAMAQUALAND (NAMAKWALAND)  WILD FLOWER  Region tours

Namaqualand flowers -Old Farmhouse with Namakwaland Daisies

TOURING SOUTH AFRICA   NAMAQUALAND FLOWER TOURS & NAMAKWALAND BLOMME  TOER

We are always very excited about our tours to Namakwaland, and also the West Coast, the Wildflower region of South Africa. The local Namaqualanders are optimistic for yet another spectacular flower season. Due to the seasonal rain that they had in the past few years, it promises to be another successful flower season.

This is a very specialised and passionate tour, which we have conducted for many years, a few times per year. So, to get the most out of this special region of Namaqualand, (and also the West Coast on most of the tours), you should join us on this wonderful exploratory tour of flower wonders.

Farmhouse with Namakwaland Daisies growing wild on the farm

If you want to tour Namaqualand, you should join one of these tours, and look carefully, and beware of tours that only cover the flower region of the West Coast, or only the real Namaqualand which lies further north.

It is a special feature of our tours that you get real close-up to the flowers on many occasions, to make those amazing photos that you so often see displayed.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour with us, Touring South Africa, your specialists.

Touring Namaqualand - Daisies in Calvinia, by Peter Maas Daisies in Calvinia, by Peter Maas

 Namaqualnd touring - Mesemb Drosanthemum hispidum Skaapvygie, by Peter Maas Mesemb Drosanthemum hispidum
Skaapvygie, by Peter Maas

 namakwaland - Daisy naby Kamieskroon, by Riana Maas Daisy near Kamieskroon, by Riana Maas

 Namakwaland toer - Daisy Felicia australis - Sambreeltjies, by Peter Maas Daisy Felicia australis
Sambreeltjies, by Peter Maas

Touring South Africa brings you a new programmed schedule for 2020, on different dates.

(GP means Gauteng Province / Johannesburg,    and CT means Cape Town)

NLW6G: The WEST COAST   NAMAQUALAND   tour (GP-GP Rtn Flights    6 days), where we fly in from OR Tambo International Airport, (or Lanseria), Johannesburg, and arrive in Cape Town, where our other guests are joining us in Cape Town for the rest of the tour (for their 6 days tour). We then continue to the West Coast and Namaqualand on our tour in the region, by luxury coach (luxury tour bus) through Namaqualand, and back to Cape Town.

You return by flight to Johannesburg. (6 days / 5 nights)

NLW6C:   The 6-day WEST COAST   NAMAQUALAND   tour (CT-CT 6 days)

Starts in Cape Town and ends in Cape Town  (6 days / 5 nights).

This tour joins in with the guests from Gauteng.

NNL:  The Net-NAMAQUALAND tour ('Namaqualand-only' tour) - a tour by bus (air-conditioned), reclining seats, etc. and bus size according to group size), touring Namaqualand and the Northern Cape regions, covering a different region at the end, seeing the Hantam instead of the West Coast and Cape Town.
Departs from, and returns to Gauteng

NLW6G:   WEST COAST & NAMAKWALAND   tour   (GP-GP Return flights  6 days)

This tour include return flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, bringing you to the wild flowers already on the first day. The tour ends in Johannesburg by flight from Cape Town.

Following here is a typical itinerary of the West Coast   Namaqualand 6 day tour:

Namakwaland toere - Aeroplane take-off

Day 1: Johannesburg to Cape Town:   Flight

We depart Johannesburg by economy class flight for the 2 hour journey to Cape Town International Airport. The flight departs either from OR Tambo International Airport, or from Lanseria International Airport. To make the best use of the day, it will be an early morning flight to Cape Town

In Cape Town at the Airport, we are joined by our guests from the Cape region.


NLW6C:   WEST COAST & NAMAKWALAND   tour   (CT–CT 6 days)

Joining the guests from Gauteng...

These tours covers the West Coast flower region, the Matsikamma, the Namaqualand highlights, and the 'boland' of the Namaqualand.

Day 1: Cape Town to the West Coast

We are met by our luxury coach (luxury tour bus), which we will use throughout our journey of the West Coast and Namaqualand flower regions.

We travel along the West coast, where we will already see beautiful wild flowers. We visit Velddrif, home to the "bokkoms", and overnight in the area of Lamberts Bay, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy the sea scape!

Namakwaland blomme toer-Cedarberg Mountains

The Cedarberg Mountains, named after the Cedar Tree which is now threatened in this region.

This is a short but enjoyable tour, where Dinners and Breakfasts are included.

Accommodation is in the best, neat hotels or lodges we can find in the region.

Lunches, drinks and all extras are for your own account.

Day 2: Nieuwoudtville, Vanrhynsdorp

After breakfast we travel to the Flower Bulb Capital of the world, Nieuwoudtville, where the bulb species grow on the 'Boland of the Namaqualand'. We go hunting for the most beautiful areas of wildflowers, for general flower species, and also with specific endemic species in mind. We visit the 100m deep Nieuwoudtville Waterfall, and the famous sand stone Church. We visit the Succulent Nursery in Vanrhynsdorp, a haven of species from the region.

We spend our next two nights in the Clanwilliam / Vredendal area, in the Elephants River Valley, a beautiful green, luscious and productive valley, where many sweeter type wines and other fruit are produced.

Our accommodation is in the Matsikamma region, on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.

namkwaland blomme - Namaqualand flowers

Namaqualand flowers: Daisy Ursinia calenduliflora Namaqua parachute daisy / Berg-magrietjie,
with Daisy Felicia australis Sambreeltjie

Day 3: Kamiesberg, Kamieskroon region

Today we journey past the towns of Nuwerus, Bitterfontein, Garies, and on to Kamieskroon. We visit the attractive area in and around the Kamies Mountains (Kamiesberge), where we find the exciting flowering daisies and other species, so typical of this region. We go walking amongst them and getting close to the flowers, to get those special near and panoramic pictures.

We visit the areas where the flowers are most beautiful on the day, choosing amongst Skilpad, Kamiesberg, etc.

We arrive late afternoon in Vredendal/Clanwilliam area for our welcome overnight, on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 4: Olifants River valley, Clanwilliam, Berg River

We continue our journey throught the beautiful and productive valley of the Olifants River, with vistas of cultivated vinyards and views of the majestic Cedar Mountains, to visit the town of Clanwilliam.

The Clanwilliam area is where the much loved Rooibos tea is cultivated. A visit to Rooibos Tea, and also the Srassberger shoe factory, famous for their leather shoes (also “vellies”), is certainly a must. We spend time in the Ramskop Nature Garden, where you come close to many different species of plants and flowers from this unique region, conveniently identified and marked.

 namakwaland touring flowers - Cedarberg Mountains

The Cedarberg Mountains, named after the Cedar Tree which is now threatened in this region.
Desert Primrose Grielum humifusum Pietsnotjies, and others, in the Kamiesberg, Namaqualand wild flower region of South Africa, by Peter Maas

Desert Primrose Grielum humifusum Pietsnotjies, and others, growing wild in Namaqualand

Touring South africa flower tour - Nieuwoudville Falls

style="text-align: right;">Nieuwoudtville Waterfall

NL13 Snapdragon Zaluzianskya affinis, by Peter Maas Snardragon Zaluzianskya affinis Drumsticks






Day 5: West Coast National Park, Cape

Today is a special day, visiting the West Coast National Park, where we see the wildlife in the Park, and enjoy the Postberg section, which is specially open to the public this time of the year.

After our visit to the wild flowers and the sea, we continue to Cape Town.

We overnight at one of the hotels in the Cape area. Bed and Breakfast (Dinner not included).

Here you are welcome to enjoy a visit with family and friends for a special evening together.



Namakwaland blomme toer - Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosh National Botanical Gardens




Day 6: Cape Town, Kirstenbosch, Johannesburg

We do a short city tour of Cape Town, with a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Later we continue to Cape Town International Airport for our flight to Johannesburg.

A tour to remember, with new friends and many memories to make you want to join us on another adventure, with Touring South Africa!


    Note:
  • Should you prefer a special tour, or to travel by train, please feel free to discuss this with us. We will try to adapt your itinerary to suit you. It may incur extra costs should you want to change any standard travel arrangements.
  • You may join the tour at Cape Town if you are not travelling from Johannesburg, and may extent your stay in Cape Town at own cost.
  • Price per person sharing, minimum 2 persons: Price on request
  • The visiting order of the itinerary may change, due to weather conditions, or areas where facilities are better available, as well as the availability of specific accommodation.
  • The tours are based on a SEAT-ON-COACH basis
    Includes:
  • Daily Dinner, Bed and breakfast, (except the last day dinner).
  • Daily en-suite accommodation in Guest House, Country Inn and/or Hotel.
  • All Entrances as per itinerary.
  • Luxury Tour transport, Economical Return flights Johannesburg - Cape Town.
  • Guided tours according to the itinerary, with registered English/Afrikaans speaking guide.
    Excludes:
  • International and Domestic Flights and airport tax.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Single room supplement (Price on request)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuity (for local hotel/lodge staff, porters, driver)
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
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Namaqualand touring - Namakwaland Daisies
Daisy Dimorphoteca sinuata
Namaqualand Daisy / Namakwaland madeliefie

Peter and Riana Maas

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Namakwaland South Africa - Kamiesberg wild flowers, by Peter Maas

A sea of Namakwaland wild flowers

The wild-flower tours of Namaqualand are much in demand, and not to be missed, so..

Book your tour
well in advance !

NNL: Net-NAMAKWALAND tour (= 'Only Namaqualand' tour)

This tour is a bus-only tour. The size of the group will determine the bus we take. We keep our transport in the luxury category. The advantage of a smaller group is that with a smaller bus we can go into more unique areas.

The alternative to this tour is
the NLW6G: WEST COAST & NAMAQUALAND   tour   (GP-GP 6 days)
-- that is the tour which starts and ends in Johannesburg, or
the NLW6C: WEST COAST & NAMAQUALAND   tour   (CT-CT 6 days)
-- that is the tour which starts and ends in Cape Town

This tour of 8 (eight) days covers the Matsikamma, the real Namaqualand, the 'boland' of the Namaqualand, Kalahari, and through the Northern Cape, and also the HANTAM!.

Here is a typical itinerary of the tour:

Day 1: Northern Cape Kalahari and wine region

We depart from Gauteng at 05:00. We travel through the Northern Cape towards the Orange River (Gariep River) region, via the towns of Vryburg, Kuruman, Upington, Keimoes, and Kakamas, where we spend our first night.

This tour is based on a bed and breakfast basis. Lunches, Dinners and drinks are for your own account.

South Africa Namaqualand - Augrabies Waterfall

Augrabies Waterfall

Day 2: Augrabies, Springbok

We depart after breakfast, to the Augrabies National Park, to view close-up the granite-confined waters of the Gariep (Orange) River, where it cascades over the several falls, and continues down to the Atlantic Ocean. Augrabies means 'The place of great noise' and it lies at the heart of the remote and fascinating Augrabies National Park.

We continue our travels and at Pofadder we have a brief comfort stop. We overnight with bed and breakfast in the Springbok / Nababeep area.

Namakwaland blomme - Namaqualand flowers

Day 3: Namakwaland, Kamiesberg region, Vredendal

Today we visit the attractive area of Springbok, Okiep, and Nababeep, walking amongst and getting close-up to the flowers, to get those special near photos.

We continue to the areas where the flowers are most beautiful on the day, choosing amongst, for instance Goegap Nature Reserve / Namaqua National Park / Kamiesberg, etc, where fields of flowers await us.

We overnight in the area of Vanrhynsdorp / Vredendal, on Bed and breakfast basis.

Namaqualand flowers: Daisy Ursinia calenduliflora Namaqua parachute daisy / Berg-magrietjie, with Daisy Felicia australis Sambreeltjie

Desert Primrose Grielum humifusum Pietsnotjies, and others, in the Kamiesberg, Namaqualand wild flower region of South Africa, by Peter Maas

Desert Primrose Grielum humifusum Pietsnotjies, and others, growing wild in Namaqualand

Nieuwoudville Falls







Nieuwoudtville Waterfall

Day 4: Cedarberg, Clanwilliam, Lambert's Bay area

After a well deserved breakfast, we visit the Clanwilliam area. It is in this region where the much loved Rooibos tea is cultivated. A visit to the Ramskop Nature Garden, is certainly a must.

We continue to the Rooibos tea factory, and also the Veldshoe Factory (vellies), attractions not to be missed. We go say hello to the Atlantic Ocean, travelling to Lambert's Bay area, where we have a late lunch / early dinner, and overnight on bed and breakfast basis in Vredendal area.

Day 5: Maskam, Nieuwoudville

Today we travel to the Flower Bulb Capital of the world, Nieuwoudtville, where the bulb species grow on the 'Boland of the Namaqualand'. An amazing array of species are found here - some particularly endemic to the region. We visit the 100m deep Nieuwoudtville Waterfall and the Succulent Nursery in Vanrhynsdorp - another day of hunting for the most beautiful areas of wildflowers.

We overnight on one of the farms in the area of Nieuwoudtville, amongst the flowers!

Day 6: Nieuwoudville, Calvinia

After an interesting night and a morning on the highveld of Namaqualand, we continue to Calvinia, into the Hantam - yet another day of taking in the beauty of this region. Here we hunt for another treasure of unique vistas and wild flowers. We overnight on Bed and breakfast basis.

Daisies in Calvinia, by Peter Maas Daisies in Calvinia, by Peter Maas

Cedarberg Mountains













The Cedarberg Mountains, named after the Cedar Tree which is now threatened in this region.

Day 7: Hantam, Boesmanland, Gariep

After breakfast, our journey continues through the southern region of the Boesmanland, through Brandvlei, to the Great Gariep, and Olifantshoek. We see the last of the amazing flowers, and take a few photos of rows and rows of community birds' nests, telephone lines, and many quiver trees.

We overnight on Bed and breakfast basis.

Day 8: We return home
with lots of memories and good friends, again travelling through the Upper Northern Cape, back home to Gauteng, the province of Johannesburg and Pretoria, to arrive late afternoon / early evening.



Bokkeveld daisies

Bokkeveld daisies

Book your tour well in advance !
--- we already take bookings for our next year's season. ---

The alternative to this tour is
the NLW6G: WEST COAST & NAMAQUALAND   tour   (GP-GP 6 days)
-- that is the tour which starts and ends in Johannesburg, or
the NLW6C: WEST COAST & NAMAQUALAND   tour   (CT-CT 6 days)
-- that is the tour which starts and ends in Cape Town

An amazing follow-up tour to consider is the:

AROUND-the-CAPE -tour

The area around the Cape on the south-western tip of Africa is not often explored on regular tours of the country, yet holds many magnificent secrets, ready to be explored on our Around-the-Cape tour.

We venture into the countryside and bring you the exhilaration of unexplored areas -- 'Around the Cape'. Come and enjoy with us the Open and Green, the endless Karoo and the blue seas, really wild open skies, and really deep valleys...

Day 1

We arrive in Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, by plane at the International Airport, and make our way to the town of Tulbach, where we explore this old town which was partly destroyed by an earthquake, which is a rare natural disaster in South Africa, years ago.

Many interesting small shops in town are eager to welcome you, especially in the street which was reconstructed after the earthquake.

A selection of restaurants stands ready to serve a meal of your choice in the tranquil setting of the Boland.

This tour is based on a bed and breakfast basis. Lunch, Dinner and drinks are for your own account.

We overnight at our Lodge on Bed and Breakfast basis.


Day 2

Square Kilometer Array telescope, Sutherland

We depart Tulbach, heading out to Sutherland.

This is the far-off Karoo dorp with the exceptional privilege of housing SALT, the largest telescope in South Africa, and soon will be hosting the largest on the planet, shared with Australia -- the SKA, square kilometre array telescope.

Here we visit the telescope installation outside of town, later to return for our stargazing into the evening sky, with stories and exploration on our minds, told by one of the astrologically knowledgeable local residents.

Overnight at our Lodge. B B included.


Day 3

We depart Sutherland for Matjiesfontein, where we explore the wonderful old buildings of yesteryear, with lunch in the Lord Nelson Hotel, or similar.

Matjiesfontein is that beautifully preserved, old-charm train station town on the way between Cape Town and Johannesburg, nestled in the Karoo along the main N1 motorway.

We continue our journey to Prince Albert, which is spread out at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain range, another of those towns you want to spend a few days in, neat Karoo town with old world charm, now also famous for the TV cook series, Kokkedoor.

Overnight at our Lodge. B B included.


Day 4

Road to the Hell, Gamkaskloof, Swartberg mountains

Today you have the opportunity to go to Hell and back -- no not literally to the Hell of your conviction, but literally to the far-off settlement of The Hell, in the Gamkaskloof.

It is a 4x4 route, and you will enjoy the scenery and comfortable ride. Down in The Hell is another tale of confined space, but with fertile soil and many stories of the people who settled there and made a living under very difficult circumstances.

Another option is to explore the town of Prince Albert and its surroundings of fruit farming, dairy farming, and many shops, art collections, art to buy, exquisite cuisine, vistas and stories.

Overnight at our Lodge. B B included.


Day 5

We travel either over the Swartberg Pass, or through Meiringspoort, visiting the ostrich industry and the Cango Caves of Oudtshoorn.

There is a magnificent restaurant under the Swartberg mountains (on the other side) waiting to entertain your taste buds with delicious food from the area.

We overnight in the vicinity of Oudtshoorn or the R62 route. B B included.


Day 6

We continue through the Little Karoo to the southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. We spend the day in the vicinity of Cape Agulhas, exploring the surrounding farms and enjoying the ocean - you might see some whales! You have the rare opportunity to be at the point where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

Visit also the Cape Agulhas lighthouse.

Overnight at our Lodge. B B included.


Day 7

We depart Cape Agulhas for Cape Town, travelling through the Overberg, enjoying the many mountains and towns on our way to the Mother City.

We overnight in the vicinity of Stellenbosch. B B included.


Day 8

Premier Classe luxury train

We depart Cape Town on the Premier Classe train to Johannesburg, a luxury experience, where you relax and enjoy the scenery, and have three meals, luxuriously set in the Dining car on board the train.

Overnight on the Premier Classe train. All three meals included. Only two guests per compartment, or for single guests: only one per coupe.


Day 9

We arrive at Johannesburg Park station at approximately 11:00, relaxed and excited for our next tour with Touring South Africa!


Hex Rivir Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa, by Peter Maas

Hex River Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa

Peter and Riana Maas

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    Note:
  • Should you prefer a cheaper tour, or to travel return (both ways) by train, or by flight, please feel free to discuss this with us. We will try to adapt your itinerary to suit you. It may incur extra costs should you want to travel return by flight.
  • You may join the tour at Cape Town if you are not travelling from Johannesburg.
  • Price per person sharing, minimum 2 persons: Price on request
  • The visiting order of the itinerary may change, due to weather conditions, or areas where facilities are better available, as well as the availability of specific accommodation.
    Includes:
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation.
  • All Entrances as per itinerary.
  • Luxury Tour Transport, Train ticket back to Johannesburg, with all meals on train.
  • Guided tours according to the itinerary, with registered English/Afrikaans speaking guides.
  • Overnight in Guest House, Country Inn and/or Hotel
  • The tours are based on a SEAT-ON-COACH basis
    Excludes:
  • International and Domestic Flights and airport tax.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Single room supplement (Price on request)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuity (for local hotel/lodge staff, porters)
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
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Another Gem in Namaqualand, is the:

WEST COAST Donkey Hike safari (5 days)    -tour (8 days)

This hiking tour is an easy, catered-for, hiking tour, with a base camp. The hiking is along the West Coast of South Africa, through the Namaqua National Park's coastal region on the Atlantic Ocean.

Bring along your camera and make sure you can take lots of photos - extra batteries are recommended. Cell phone reception might not be possible.

You take your tent and necessary personal gear for the camp, and your day back pack hiking gear, which you will need during your daily excursion along the coast, and return each day late afternoon to base camp.

West coast Hikers

If you get too tired, you may get onto the donkey cart to take a rest. The donkey cart takes your day gear, so you are not carrying a heavy pack on your back while hiking!


What a way to hike! Isn't it just convenient fun!?

At night time, we spend the evening under the stars, around the camp fire ...Wow!



Day 1

We depart early by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We meet our bus, as well as our guests joining us in Cape Town, at the airport, and proceed to Darling, where we visit the Wild flower show for the rest of the day.

We overnight in Velddrif, on bed and breakfast basis. Drinks for your own account.


Day 2

After a good night's rest and a hearty breakfast, we depart in our persuit of the beautiful places with wild flowers, on the West coast area.

In the afternoon, we proceed to Lambert's Bay where we overnight. Dinner, bed and breakfast. Drinks for your own account.



Day 1 Hike (Day 3 Tour)

Arrival at Garies at 12:00 - 13:00

Depart Garies at 14:00 with safari vehicles (included), travelling on dirt roads for about 80km to our camp, where we will return to every night, for the duration of the hiking tour.

We set up our tent(s) and enjoy the wonderful open night skies, around the camp fire.



West coast Hiking tour donkey cart

Day 2 Hike (Day 4 Tour)

After breakfast, we transfer by vehicle(s) to Strandfonteinpunt, where donkey carts join us. We hike to Spoegrivier Caves, where 2000 years old sheep remains were found, on the coast. Hiking 17km.

We return to camp by (safari) vehicle for our second night under the star



Day 3 Hike (Day 5 Tour)

After breakfast, we depart again to Strandfonteinpunt by safari vehicle. We hike from there to Koringkorrel, with the donkey carts joining us. We spend tea time at Bitterriviermond (Bitter river mouth) and keep a lookout for any seal colonies.

Day 4 Hike (Day 6 Tour)
After breakfast, we transfer by vehicle to Groenriviermond. From there we hike to Kwass se Baai. Donkey carts wait at Kwass to take hikers further to Koringkorrelbaai.



Day 5 Hike (Day 7 Tour)

Our last hiking day: After breakfast, we pack up our tents, leave it there, and then we have a choice of hiking: either

1) From Koringkorrel to Kwass se Baai - 6km, or

2) From Koringkorrel to Kwass and return to Koringkorrel

When we return to camp, the remaining part of the camp will be round up.

We then depart back to Garies, by vehicle.



For the tour version of 8 days:

We continue to Vredendal, where we overnight at Tharrakamma, on dinner, bed, and breakfast basis. Drinks for your own account.



Day 8

We depart to Cape Town, where we visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. There we enjoy the many different flowers in this Cape Floral Kingdom, the most varied of all the different floral kingdoms of the world.

We bid our guests from Cape Town Goodbye.

We proceed to Cape Town International Airport for our flight back to Gauteng.


INCLUDES

  • Organization of the base camp, provided with chairs, tables, wash-up basin, other necessary camping equipment etc. at camp.
  • Drinking water and washing water (5 liter only /person/day)
  • Breakfasts (4) and dinners (4) at the camp, on open fires, and boiling water.
  • Donkey carts with donkeys and a driver per cart, during the day on the hiking trail.
  • Feed and water for the donkeys (they drink about 20 liters per day each)
  • Transport of luggage on the hiking trail (tent, clothing, food, etc)
  • Transport by (safari) vehicle(s) to and from hiking start and end points, daily.
  • Transport by donkey cart on the hiking trail, if you are getting too tired.
  • Overnights (in your own tent) in the hiking base camp.
  • Entrance Fees as per Itinerary.
  • Accompanied by a guide.

EXCLUDED

  • International and Domestic Flights and airport tax.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended especially for international guests)
  • Tent, personal camping needs, hiking gear. -- You need to take your own tent and all necessary day pack hiking gear, not necessary for a large back pack during the daily hiking trips.
  • To and from Garies: Transport, Accommodation and Meals, BUT we will discuss it, and then add it according to the amount of interested guests.
  • Meals and refreshments not mentioned in the itinerary, like your tea, coffee, drinks, snacks, lunch, and (extra) water on the hike.
  • Gratuity (for local staff, porters) West coast Hiking tour sunset
  • Any kind of personal expenses.

Recommended gear / restrictions:

  • Each hiker may take only 20kg of gear (food and tent including)
  • Warm jacket, and rain coat.
  • Own day pack for day excursions. Each hiker take only the day bag when hiking, with food (lunch) and water.
  • Water bottles.
  • Hot Water flask.
  • Hot water bottle (to warm you at night - if needed)
  • Own lunch provision daily, and own eating utensils.
  • Own tent, mattress, and bedding (sleeping bad and extra thermal blanket)
  • Comfortable hiking shoes, with comfortable hiking socks (normal cotton socks, thin double layers, recommended)
  • Swimming gear.
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, and towel.
  • Sun screen lotion, sun screen hat.
  • Necessary personal medications.
  • Camera and extra batteries.

General information:

  • The full Hiking trip takes place in the Namaqua National Park, and is thus subject to the Park's rules.
  • Any allergies or dietary requirements must be reported in advance.
  • Groups are usually 16 to 20 people. If the group is less, the cost per person will be accordingly higher.
  • Price on request (take extra Entrance fee if no WILDCARD) for the Hiking tour only.
  • The quoted price is for WILDCARD entrance. Anyone with a valid WILDCARD (from Sanparks) should thus bring it with, to save on own cost. Otherwise it will be an extra (estimated) R160,00 (as at 2017) per SA citizen (more per International guest).
  • Children under 12 years qualify for Park Entrance discount.
  • 4 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners (on the Hiking tour) are included. Lunches, and drinks, are not included.
  • 50% deposit is required 4 months in advance; remainder two months in advance.
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