This holiday is timed to coincide with the annual floral displays that carpet South Africa’s Western Cape and Namaqualand Provinces in the early spring. Starting in Cape Town we first explore the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the unique ‘fynbos’ vegetation of the spectacular Cape Peninsula, and go in search of African Penguins and huge Southern Right Whales. Next we head north through the West Coast National Park, where mammals such as Eland and Bontebok graze in a floral ‘sea’ of reds, yellows and pinks. We then have five nights in the very heart of Namaqualand’s flower displays to enjoy the carpets of spring annuals and a rich bulb flora, before returning to Cape Town once more via a couple of days’ botanising around Clanwilliam. Although flora will be the primary focus of this tour, the region’s varied birdlife and other wildlife will also be enjoyed.
- Spectacular floral displays in Namaqua National Park
- Botanise amongst the unique fynbos vegetation of the Cape Peninsula
- African Penguins & Southern Right Whales
- Abundant birdlife including Bokmakierie & the endemic Cape Sugarbird
- Bontebok, Springbok & Eland in the West Coast National Park
- Extend your holiday with time in Cape Town
- Led by expert botanist, David Tattersfield & local naturalist guide
Breakfasts and evening meals are included. Lunches are excluded (allow around £150 for these).
Comfortable guesthouses and hotels, all with private facilities