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Breathtakingly beautiful

We did the whole flower route down the West coast including Namaqua National Park and West coast National Park near Yzerfontein. All along the flower routes one encounters people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We did the whole flower route down the West coast including Namaqua National Park and West coast National Park near Yzerfontein. All along the flower routes one encounters people kneeling on the ground with their cameras trying to get the best shots. But its a bit like trying to capture a gorgeous sunset - the pictures never quite do justice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped at Namaqua last August to see the famous wild flowers. Although the weather did not cooperate (it rained for the duration of our visit), we still saw some beautiful colorful flowers. We can only imagine what it would be like with all of the flowers open to the sun! There were some nice walking paths through the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited the park out of flower season although there were still a few flowers to be seen in late summer. We stayed at one (of four) of the cabins at the skilpad camp - we were the only residents so it was very peaceful. The cabins are well appointed with a slightly old-fashioned style about them. The only major... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We only visited the 2x4 part, this is mainly Skilpad flower route, the route is very small but awesome in bloom. A must.

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Sasolburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Carpets of flowers will great you at the Skilpad rest camp. This is situated close to Kamieskroon and an easy drive from Springbok. This part of the camp is accessible with a normal sedan. Other roads are only accessible with a high ground clearance vehicle. The official web page gives a weekly update on the flowers during season.

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Upington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been in the area before but never at the Skilpad nature reserve, wow this year is spectacular we travel in two consecutive weekends because you can not believe that so much beauty have appeared out of nowhere. The lavender fields in France are stunning the bulbs fields in holland amazing but are man made, here only God put... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Flowers this year are Awesome! Great carpets of orange. The Skilpad rest camp chalets are some of the best quality national park accommodation we have stayed in yet. Spotlessly clean and well equipped, including an inside braai for rainy days.

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Johannesburg
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food for the soul! No photo can do it justice! You have to visit to experience this magnificent sight!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you get your timing right in early spring, abundant carpets of yellow and orange indigenous flowers awaits the excited tourist. There is a 5km circle route that can be done by car, bicycle (own / rental) and by foot. If you are lucky there will be some antelope like Springbok and Hartebees. Entry through the Skilpad Gate at the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Namaqualand National Park is just 17km from the town of Kamieskroon. The road from the town to the park is corrugated and bumpy. The road journey is an introduction to the park area where it is dry and plants and bushes scattered. In spring, after a wet winter, the land comes alive as seeds germinate and flower. From middle August... More 

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