Namaqualand Eco Walk

Walking 100kms through Namaqualand at the peak of the flowering season is a truly breathtaking trip – and the best way of experiencing the wonder of flowers in this semi-desert region. Many of the plant species found in Namaqualand are endemic and found nowhere else in the world. Visit places like Namaqua Nature Reserve, with its unique orange daisies, the cultural villages kamieskroon and Garies. Walk the Kammies Mountains - into the “Knersvlakte” with its unique succulents to finish in the Cedarberg Mountains with its funny but beautiful rock formations.
• The distance per day is walked in 6 - 7km stretches, with safari style rest breaks in the veldt, or an interesting cultural or historical stop along the way.
• You meet the locals, eat their food and learn about their history.
• Walking is done on gravel roads without a backpack – no hiking trails.
• Accommodation is mostly on guest farms and in chalets
• A support vehicle and team throughout the day.

per adult from

$1,799

NZD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Namaqua National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Knersvlakte Nature Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Van Rhynsdorp
    • Entry/Admission - Rooibos Tea House
    • Entry/Admission - Grave of C. Louis Leipoldt
    • Entry/Admission - Cedarberg Mountains
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Cape Town to Kamieskroon

      Stop At: Kamieskroon, Kamieskroon, Northern Cape
      The Eco Mercedes Sprinter will pick you up at 10:00 at Cape Town International Airport for a transfer to Pedroskloof Guest Farm in the Kamies Mountains. We will stop at Kardoesie, at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass, for a light lunch (own account). Travel along the N7 to Kamieskroon meet Berto and Sulene Archer, where we will overnight for the next two(2) evenings.
      Briefing before dinner Local Cuisine Dinner at Taaibos Plaas Restaurant (own account). A Smiley for the adventurous, ‘skaapstertjies and bobotie!

      Duration: 2 days

      Stop At: Kardoesie N7, A, Lemoenkloof, Citrusdal, 7340, South Africa
      Shopping at the Farmstall and overlooking Canola fields
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Pedroskloof Guest Farm

      Day 2: Walking on gravel roads between Quiver trees and granite hills

      Stop At: Kamieskroon Road, Kamieskroon Rd, Heideveld, Cape Town, 7764, South Africa
      Beautiful Namaqualand scenery on a jeep track between farms, into the Kamies Mountains
      Walk. Granite hills with quiver trees. Walk to Rooifontein for a roosterkoek lunch

      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Pedroskloof Guest Farm

      Day 3: Namaqua National Park

      Stop At: Namaqua National Park, South Africa
      From Grootvallei to ‘Skilpad” – Namaqua Nature Reserve. Walk a circle route and stop for pancakes! Enjoy the spectacular display of orange daisies that the reserve is famous for. Transfer to Garies
      Private Dinner (own account) at ‘Oom Genis se winkel’ in Garies – shop with a glass of wine for memorabilia’s. .

      Duration: 12 hours

      Stop At: Garies Toeristestal, 18 Main Street, Garies 8221 South Africa
      Private Dinner at Garies Toeristestal
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Garies Selfcater

      Day 4: Knersvlakte

      Stop At: Knersvlakte Nature Reserve, Nuwerus South Africa
      From Garies into the “Knersvlakte” with its unique succulents. A day of exploring an
      unknown part of Namaqualand with its variety of small and unique succulents.
      End your day with a wine-tasting at Seal Breeze and meet
      Joan Wiggins – wine maker extraordinaire.


      Duration: 12 hours

      Stop At: Van Rhynsdorp, Vanrhynsdorp, 8170, South Africa
      Visit the biggest Succulent and Quiver tree nursery in the world
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Highlanders Lodge

      Day 5: Bulshoek Dam Walking

      Stop At: Bulshoekdam, South Africa
      Walk the scenic route along the Olifants River and Bulshoek Dam. End your day with a visit to the Rooibos tea factory in Clanwilliam. Time for shopping and exploring the village of Clanwilliam
      Duration: 8 hours

      Stop At: Rooibos Tea House, Voortrekkerstreet 4, Clanwilliam 8135 South Africa
      Informative talk on Rooibostee
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Clanwilliam, Clanwilliam, Western Cape
      Walk through the Village with time for shopping
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Boskloof Swemgat Guest Farm

      Day 6: Walking at Boskloof

      Stop At: Grave of C. Louis Leipoldt, West Coast DC, South Africa
      Walk into the Cederberg Mountains, pass ‘soldaatkop’ and visit the grave of well-known CJ Louis Leipoldt. Walk into Boskloof, a green valley with beautiful farms and rock formations.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Soldaatkop, South Africa
      Rock formations looking like a soldiers head
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Cedarberg Mountains, South Africa
      Extraordinary Rock formations
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Boskloof Swemgat Guest Farm

      Day 7: Cape Town International Airport

      Stop At: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Western Cape
      Breakfast at Pepper Tree
      Duration: 1 hour

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Contact us for additional pick up arrangementsAirports
      • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/9/2020 - 9/5/2020
      Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      8/9/2021 - 9/5/2021
      Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    13

    Organised by Eco Ventures

    Activity ID: V-217116P2

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