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 Post subject: How much time would be ideal for Namaqua & Richtersveld
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:44 am 
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Hello,

I've never been to Namaqua NP nor Richtersveld TP and I'm wondering how much time ideally would be needed for each of those parks during the flower season (I can travel week of 24 Aug 2015 and week 31 Aug 2015).

Would it make more sense to start the journey out of Upington or rather Cape Town (I'll need to book a domestic flight anyway).

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 Post subject: Re: How much time would be ideal for Namaqua & Richtersveld
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:06 pm 
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Hi Fizzle

I strongly suggest you go from CT.

You need at least two nights stop on the West Coast/Cedarberg area to view the flowers along there, then at least two nights in Namaqua park to enjoy the flowers there and if you can, do the Caracal Eco Route to the coast, that alone is a day's drive. Then a day to Sendlingsdrift. And at least 4 nights in R/Veld to ensure you see the entire park :D

Also keep in mind the flowers need sunshine to show off their best - so allow that if there is a cloudy day or so, you will not be disappointed.

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Hi Frizzle,

You'll need lots of time........... :wink:

We traveled two weeks ago 60 km's in Richtersveld in 8 hours........not because the roads are so bad, but just because it's so beautiful and I took nearly a million photos!!

Namaqua if you're only going to do Skilpad, then one/two day's will be more than enough. BUT if you're going to the coastal section too, you'll need much more time!

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 Post subject: Re: How much time would be ideal for Namaqua & Richtersveld
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Thanks girls for your precious advice :gflower:
Much appreciated!

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