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Namaqua National Park

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Barcelona, Spain
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122 reviews 122 reviews
60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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