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Namaqualand

South Africa
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Ranked #10 of 26 attractions in Northern Cape
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: The home of the Nama people, Namaqualand draws thousands of visitors every year to watch buds turn into yellow, orange and purple blooms.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The flowers were simply awesome this year. There are yellow, orange, blue, pink, white and purple flowers everywhere. Took awesome photos. There are still beautiful flowering shrubs to be seen when the sun shines. And also saw lots of small animals like tortoises. And down to the coast (between Lamberts bay and Cape town on our way back home) also... More

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Le Plessis-Robinson, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

You can easily spend one week in the area during the flowers season if you want to appreciate the area ; don't miss Goegap reserve, Namaqua NP, Clanwilliam & West Coast NP

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Hermanus, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We travelled up from Hermanus past all the snow via Tulbagh to Citrusdal. Stayed in a lovely B & B and saw fields of granola and lovely flowers. The old road between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam is to be avoided in a normal car (4X4 can make it) but it is sad to miss out on such a lovely drive. Took... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We were lucky to visit out of season, and had the whole place to ourselves. We had two nights of peace and a day of feeling part of the world again. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the accommodation was beautiful

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Cullinan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Namaqualand is a must see destination! The flowers were even more spectacular this year than 2012. This is such an amazing place to visit that everybody should do so once in their lifetime, preferably more times. It really is the biggest wonder of nature in the world and it is different every year. The variety, the blazing colours and the... More

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Northcliff, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Did a 5 day tour of the Western Cape up to Springbok in the north. Fabulous flowers - an amazing sight! You have to time it right though!

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Cape Town
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Spectacular MTB in the Kamiesberge from Kamieskroon to Garies.Great climbs, beautiful scenery and flowers all over. Very very pretty!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

During few weeks from August to October Namaqualand’s Spring flora bursts forth with a riot of colours that bewitches the eyes with images of dazzling brilliance. Namaqualand is not a politically defined region; rather it is part of the plant geographic area called the Succulent Karoo, an area that is strongly influenced by winter rain and fog, bordering on Namibia.... More

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