Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:25 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 18142
Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.
I'd like to book to see the spring flowers so any advise would be appreciated!

We've never been to that part of the country :redface: BUT it's on the 2014 bucket list! :dance: :dance:

Obvious destination: Namaqua National Park! :D

When is the best time to book keeping in mind that we can only do 10 days.
(Which usually extends by one night, then another.. :lol: )

Which campsite is the best? The campsites are indicated on the map but no names and I'll book online.....
I see that one has to be self-sufficient which is not a problem, we love camping that way. :D

_________________
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:10 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 7541
Location: Parklands Cape Town
FAC Member (2012)
Jen how exciting.. Now do try to book nice and early though the camp sites are easier to get into BUT the flowers are not only Namagualand do travel south and pop into Elandsbaai area and travel along the coastal road near the railway line .. amazing sight . Dont forget the WCNP and Postberg .. Camping is at Yserfontein as the WCNP has no camp sites though do spoil yourselves and have two nights at Abrahamskraal Nice and rustic near a super bird hide( fresh water) Plenty space to park the caravan /trailer/whatever So you get birdies in and flowers .They of course have other bird hides along the lagoon

_________________
I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:35 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9735
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Hi Jen,

The 'average' best time to go is last week in August and first week in September, but this varies according to the rainfall. In 2013 the rains came early and so did the flowers.

WCNP and Nieuwoudville are also usually good places (among others) to see the flowers.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:48 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 18142
Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.
Thanx BB and Hugh!

I did a bit of homework and it seems like a trip all the way down to Nieuwoudville and WCNP is a must. Now to see how long we can stretch it! :twisted:

_________________
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:36 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 7541
Location: Parklands Cape Town
FAC Member (2012)
You cant travel all the way and then only do half >> Might as well fit in Tankwa too

_________________
I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Advice? Namaqualand spring flowers 2014
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:25 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 18142
Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.
You are not helping you know! :lol:

_________________
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by rodandginge at 22:49:35 Submitted by Ellies at 21:12:23 Submitted by stu at 23:56:04 Submitted by stu at 23:45:32