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Namaqua National Park

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The No-Flowers, Non-4x4 Visit

Well we do have a low range capability 4x4, but my husband is allergic to trail-bashing! This review is aimed at those considering visiting Namaqua out of flower season, and not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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White River, South Africa
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White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we do have a low range capability 4x4, but my husband is allergic to trail-bashing! This review is aimed at those considering visiting Namaqua out of flower season, and not necessarily wanting to do the Eco Trail. We visited the Park in February, and stayed in a very comfortable, air conditioned, Skilpad camp cottage (there are only four of... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night and wished we could have stayed longer. The chalet was superbly equipped and the views from it exceptional. Can be cold even this time of the year in the evening or early morning so take a fleece or at least a jumper. We will be back when the flowers are out but all of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

What an absolutely beautiful place - unlike anything I've ever seen! We spent 4 days here and it was spectacular! Even though we didn't visit in the famed flower season, the scenery and terrain are amazing. Definitely only for 4x4's! We camped and Boulders Bay and Kwass se Baai. There is nothing except and Eco Loo here but that is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Spent a week in this enchanting place and hated to leave. The four chalets are set well apart, ensuring maximum peace and quiet. Spacious, superbly equipped, the lounge has a built-in barbecue; the couch opens into a double-sleeper. The bedroom's sliding glass door opens onto an airy, glassed-in "verandah", offering magnificent views over rolling valleys. The inky-black night sky, strewn... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We visited Namaqua NP in second decade of September 2016, after West Coast NP and all around land was orange. It is worth to drive round about park (see sanparks.org) and must to see walk around the park. Watch Your steps and look carefully around You, if You will be quiet, You will see a lot, even species You will... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Even though the flowers were not as spectacular as in previous years, the sight around the park of carpets of colour was beautiful. The Skilpad 5km round route is very touristy and we were lucky enough to take the less traveled Caracal route which takes you down a pass and into beautiful scenery. The staff at the Skilpad entrance are... More 

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P.E. RSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

If you can cope with horribly corrugated roads don't miss the park in flower season. It is breathtakingly beautiful at Skilpad, the endless vistas of flowers has to be seen to be believed.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Skilpad side of the park and saw beautiful fields of wild flowers on the short 5km circle route. Get out of your car and have a closer look at the flowers and you will realise that there is a great variety and not only the orange daisies. There is a restaurant at the administration building. This part... More 

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Skuinsbaai Noord is one of the gems along the coastal section. A 4x4 is requiered for the sandy road. We booked both stands at Skuinsbaai Noord to be completely om our own. Some if the campsites have 4 or 5 stands and are more popular like Kwas se baai or Koringkorrelbaai. What a blessing to camp among the spring flowers!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Being my first visit to the flowers in Namaqualand, I was not disappointed in any way. It is an unbelievable sight to see so many different types of flowers all close together. I have posted just a small selection of the photographs I took, to try and give some one an idea how spectacular it is really is.We saw the... More 

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