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Namaqua National Park

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Johannesburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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