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Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-09-07

Namaqua National Park Flower Report on 6 September 2013. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season. The Flower season usually starts in July and lasts until September. This is a great opportunity for photographers to get some beautiful shots of nature in bloom. 

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-21

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 21 August 2013. South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to update guests about the flowers in Namaqua National Park this season. The Flower season usually starts in July and lasts until September. This is a great opportunity for photographers to get some beautiful shots of nature in bloom. 

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-14

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 14 August 2013.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-08-02

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 2 August 2013.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report

Date: 2013-07-30

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 30 July 2013.

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

Media Release: Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp open for bookings

Date: 2013-05-16

Following a successful two years, the Flowers Beach Camp hosted in the Namaqua National Park is once again open for bookings. 

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Update on the Namaqua National Park flower report

Date: 2012-09-07

The flowers at Skilpad and the surrounding areas are spectacular.

Wild Card Members: 10% discount at Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp

Date: 2012-08-14

The Namaqua flowers are calling. Imagine waking amidst fields of flowers and stepping from your tent onto an untouched beach...

Namaqua National Park flower report

Date: 2012-08-14

The flowers at Skilpad are quite stunning. It seems to be better than previous years, and visitors will really be missing something if they give Skilpad a skip.

Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp now open for bookings!

Date: 2012-06-16

Following a successful Flower Beach Camp hosted last year in the Namaqua National Park, the South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the bookings for the 2012 beach camp as open. 

 

Flower season comes to Namaqua National Park

Date: 2011-08-10

There were more good rains at the start of August for the Skilpad Section of the Namaqua National Park. The coastal areas received good rains as well.

Flower Report for Namaqua National Park - Skilpad Section: 27/06/2011

Date: 2011-06-27

It is quite early in the season but Namaqua National Park is already getting a great deal of enquiries of what is expected for the upcoming flower season. This is difficult to predict but will attempt to post regular updates.

News Release: First ever Flower Beach Camp open for bookings to travel trade

Date: 2011-05-31

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the first ever Flowers Beach Camp in Namaqua National Park is now available to the travel trade at a discount.

Media Release: First ever Flower Beach Camp open for bookings

Date: 2011-03-22

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the opening of bookings for the first ever Flowers Beach Camp in Namaqua National Park.

Namaqua flower update for 3 September 2009

Date: 2009-09-10

Skilpad (Namaqua National Park) and surrounds did not get any rain during the last week of August.

Namaqua flower update for 21 August 2009

Date: 2009-08-24

Skilpad (Namaqua National Park) and surrounds received very good rains the past week.

Namaqua Flower update for 13 August 2009

Date: 2009-08-13

Not much has changed at Skilpad over the past week. Skilpad is still looking very good, and should continue to do so for the near future.

Namaqua Flower update for 7 August 2009

Date: 2009-08-07

Namaqua National Park received some nice follow-up rain during the past week. Skilpad (Namaqua National Park) is still looking very good, and should continue to do so for the near future.

Namaqua’s flower update for 29 July 2009

Date: 2009-07-30

Over the past 2 weeks no rain fell in the Namaqua National Park. Skilpad is looking unbelievably good - possibly better than at any stage last year.

Media Release: New 4x4 Trail opens in Namaqua National Park

Date: 2009-07-28

A new 4x4 trail, the Caracal Ecoroute, was opened for visitors during July 2009 at the Namaqua National Park.

Namaqua’s flower update for 16 July 2009

Date: 2009-07-17

We have had excellent follow-up rains in the Namaqua National Park. Skilpad is looking unbelievably good with few people currently visiting to enjoy it! It seems nobody expected the flowers to be this early.

Namaqua’s flower update for 8 July 2009

Date: 2009-07-08

The rainy season started on 24 April 2009 when Skilpad (Namaqua National Park) got 20.5mm of rain. Since then it has rained with regular intervals right up to the present.

Skilpad Flower Report for the week 1-7 September 2008

Date: 2008-09-03

Skilpad had 27mm of rain over the past weekend. There is no definite impact report that this would help the flowers over the long term, but it may at least extend the season for another week.

Namaqua National Park (Skilpad) Flower Report for the week 26/08/2008 - 31/08/2008

Date: 2008-08-25

The Namaqua National Park is still very dry. No rain fell during the past week and the park is in urgent need of more rain if it wants to have a longer season.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report For The Week 19/08/2008 - 25/08/2008

Date: 2008-08-19

It is becoming very dry at the moment. We had 4 mm of rain on 15/08/2008, but are in urgent need of more rain if we want to have a longer season.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report For The Week 11/08/2008 - 18/08/2008

Date: 2008-08-11

The flowers are currently excellent, with carpets of orange daisies covering large sections of the Skilpad area. The continuing sunny weather is causing quite a spectacle. It is however essential to get more rain in the coming week.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report For The Week 04/08/2008 - 11/08/2008

Date: 2008-08-05

There has been no rain the past week in the park area. All the main roads in the area has been graded and repaired. The flowers are currently excellent, with carpets of orange daisies improving daily with the sunny weather. Other species are also making an appearance, including ‘kalkoentjies’, ‘meidesterte’ and purple vygies.

The Flowers At Namaqua National Park Have Suddenly Exploded!

Date: 2008-07-29

Many environmentalists has described the Namaqualand wild flower season as one of the wonders of the world, with 2008 yet another promising year to experience the exceptional namaqua flowers. Over the past weeks Namaqua National Park has witness a sudden outburst of flowers, particularly of orange daisies and Gazanias.


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