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 Post subject: Richtersveld Flowers When?
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:35 am 
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Hi All,

Have never been on that side of the world and now clue about the flower times etc. Promised to take Mom & Mom in-law, but when to book for ? Any suggestions ?

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld Flowers When?
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Do you mean the Namaqua Flowers Fatcat? Go to the index (there is a link in my signature and scroll down There are some great photos and information there

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 Post subject: Re: Namaqua’s : flower update
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jeroenvm, thanks for all your info, we have never been to that side of SA. Would you say that the first week in August would be a good time for some good flower viewing and where could one stay that would house 4 x people (1 x couple + 2x mothers, all the accommodation on the site I see is only 2 or 3 people.

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld Flowers When?
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Thanks Dotty, you're right what was I smoking ? Namaqua it has to be, but where to stay on the way there and there ? We're from Jhb and 1 x couple with two mothers, they won't camp and most sanpark chalets I've seen only accommodated 2 or 3 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld Flowers When?
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Am sure there must be quite a few guest farms in the area where you could stay.


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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld Flowers When?
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Thanks Foxy

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld Flowers When?
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Namaqua flowers should be just about spent now, and in spite of my late July 'voorsmakie' it seems that this was not a good year.

Last weekend August seems to be the peak time.

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 Post subject: What is Namaqua National Park like in December?
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Hi,

Could anybody tell me what Namaqua National Park is like in December?

I'm looking forward to going there, because I've never been there before.

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Samantha

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 Post subject: Re: What is Namaqua National Park like in December?
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Hi Samantha

If you are going there for the flowers December is too late. The best months are Aug - Sept and maybe Oct.

In December you will still have the Quiver trees, and animals such as Klipspringer and tortoises but its the flowers that make it so special.

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 Post subject: Re: What is Namaqua National Park like in December?
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Hi,

I don't mind not seeing the flowers because I've seen a whole lot of them before elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: What is Namaqua National Park like in December?
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I have also only been to Namaqua in Sept (flower season). Even without the flowers the scenery in the area is spectacular. The chalets are fantastic. There are many drives in the area that you can do..but some require a 4 x 4 .
I do think it is going to be hot...VERY hot in December though.
Enjoy..come back and tell us all about it !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Namaqua National Park: ADVICE
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This is the thing: often one has to book ahead because of limited availability in the region, but then the peak flower parade is finely tuned to the weather: so, basically, one has to be lucky!

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 Post subject: Namaqua National Park
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Hi,

I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was possible to wild camp in the Namaqua N.P? Is this still the case, do you need authorisation and is it feasible in August?

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 Post subject: Re: Namaqua National Park
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I could be wrong but this year I believe that they have a series of specia all inl contract camps run in conjunction with SANParks during August and September which are the only two months the parks is open to visitors (Flower Season). See under Parks A-Z, click on Namaqua.

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 Post subject: Re: Namaqua National Park
Unread postPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Thank you Bambazonke, the camps look rather wonderful, but are definitely beyond our price range....


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