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Namaqua National Park

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Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our second visit to this magical place with spectacular views across the Northern Cape mountains, with only three cottages at the main camp we saw nothing of our neighbours, but some locals came in over the weekend to see the early Spring flowers. The road to and from the Skilpad main camp was very rough and even my 4 x... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Namaqua National Park offers wonderful flower viewing opportunities, but offers far more than fields of Daisies. On the coast the vygie species are amazing - take a walk and see for yourselves.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We decided to visit the flowers for our 30th wedding ANN ,and we discovered the newly opened self catering cottage "Steunerskop"in the Skilpad reserve..Serena met us at the pannekoek paleis, and despite the fact that we were poorly prepared for self catering ,our own supply of wine did the trick... Awesome, and romantic The flowers in both Skilpad and the... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

There aren't words one can use to describe this place, you will just HAVE to experience it for yourself. Imagine flower wonderland meets heaven. You see the coloured fields from far and think it might be discoloured soil, farms lands... only to come close and realise it is flowers! In awe of this magnificent place. The drive is a 5km... More

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Pretoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited the Namaqua National Park and drove the Skilpad route. There are carpets of orange flowers to the left and right of the road. This is one of the best places to view the phenomena of the flowers. The Skilpad route is not very long so you can spend time in the park under the shade of the big... More

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Le Plessis-Robinson, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Carpets of flowers everywhere!! The circle is not very long so you can spend half a day in the park.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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149 reviews 149 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This park is always a wonder of the beauty of nature. So many flowers in all colors in a very dazzling landscape is nowhere to be seen in this world.A bumpy road, but worth the trip. Amazing and you leave the park bedazzled. A must in August/September. Food service is slow, nearly none existent. Bring your own pick nick.

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Wolseley, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in the divers huts at Noup just South of Port Nolloth. It is a very beautiful area and the quaint cottages on the sea front are a real treat. We then travelled through the Namaqua National Park down to Strandfontein. This is a spectacular coastline and we would have like to stop at one of the campsites if... More

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Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Skilpad has 4 extremely well appointed chalets set in the midst of the spring flowers, which are magnificent at this time of year (August). The area surrounding the chalets is quite wooden and remote, with many very interesting birds around. We managed to see the Clapping Lark - a first for us. It is a truly memorable place.

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Recklinghausen, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The park is famous during flower season. But there is much more. With the expansion of the park you have the possibility to drive along the coastline thru various terrains from finbosh to sand dunes. 4x4 essential and deflate your tires. Paths and campsites immediately at the waterfront. Beautiful! You will spot as well animals like Oryx, Springbock etc.

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