I think it was sometime in July this year that I got a bee in my bonnet( another one! ) about going to Namaqualand National Park. We had not travelled that road for many years and that was basically just driving through en route to Nambia. Anyway when I checked the bookings I was lucky enough to find accommodation for that long weekend. I thought it was a bit late for the flowers but decided to go anyway. All the other weekends in August were fully booked.
We got there pretty late in the afternoon because we had to stop along the way to feed our new hobby - Geocaching. We managed to find 4 caches on the way but I cannot talk too much about that because they were not in Sanparks.
We saw many beautiful sights along the way but by the time we got to the park the flowers were already closing ....but the new chalets really made up for that. They were just too awesome for words. The view from the chalets is spectacular.
Our chalet: no2
and chalet no 3
There are only 4 chalets and are situated so that you do not feel like you are on top of each other. There is a super kitchen equipped with a stove and microwave and fridge. It was well stocked with everything that you should need.There was an outdoor braai area as well as an indoor braai
What I really enjoyed was the enclosed balcony. Here one could sit and view the surrounds even if it is windy or cold.
One side of the balcony
and the other side
There was a dining area in between.
A bedroom with 2 single beds and a most useful dressing table.
The lounge area also had a sleeper couch that would probably sleep 2 adults.
The view from the balcony
The chalet was tastefully decorated with beautifully framed pictures on the walls. A couple of indoor plants added to the decor.
Best of all I loved the visitors book
We could not fault this chalet at all...I had 3 nights of this bliss!
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.