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Namaqua National Park

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Address: South Africa
Phone Number: +27 84 299 5777
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Namaqualand's best-kept secret

Spent a week in this enchanting place and hated to leave. The four chalets are set well apart, ensuring maximum peace and quiet. Spacious, superbly equipped, the lounge has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
MahBaker
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a week in this enchanting place and hated to leave. The four chalets are set well apart, ensuring maximum peace and quiet. Spacious, superbly equipped, the lounge has a built-in barbecue; the couch opens into a double-sleeper. The bedroom's sliding glass door opens onto an airy, glassed-in "verandah", offering magnificent views over rolling valleys. The inky-black night sky, strewn... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited Namaqua NP in second decade of September 2016, after West Coast NP and all around land was orange. It is worth to drive round about park (see sanparks.org) and must to see walk around the park. Watch Your steps and look carefully around You, if You will be quiet, You will see a lot, even species You will... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Even though the flowers were not as spectacular as in previous years, the sight around the park of carpets of colour was beautiful. The Skilpad 5km round route is very touristy and we were lucky enough to take the less traveled Caracal route which takes you down a pass and into beautiful scenery. The staff at the Skilpad entrance are... More 

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P.E. RSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you can cope with horribly corrugated roads don't miss the park in flower season. It is breathtakingly beautiful at Skilpad, the endless vistas of flowers has to be seen to be believed.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Skilpad side of the park and saw beautiful fields of wild flowers on the short 5km circle route. Get out of your car and have a closer look at the flowers and you will realise that there is a great variety and not only the orange daisies. There is a restaurant at the administration building. This part... More 

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Skuinsbaai Noord is one of the gems along the coastal section. A 4x4 is requiered for the sandy road. We booked both stands at Skuinsbaai Noord to be completely om our own. Some if the campsites have 4 or 5 stands and are more popular like Kwas se baai or Koringkorrelbaai. What a blessing to camp among the spring flowers!... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Being my first visit to the flowers in Namaqualand, I was not disappointed in any way. It is an unbelievable sight to see so many different types of flowers all close together. I have posted just a small selection of the photographs I took, to try and give some one an idea how spectacular it is really is.We saw the... More 

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Durban South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A fantastic place to take a slow journey around The scenery is awesome. Of course one needs to be there in August and September when the flowers are in bloom. it then offers very rewarding sights.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We wrote this letter of thanks to the staff of Skilpad and Luipersdskloof Guest cottage, which will say all we want to positively review this Park. 4x4 is a must of course. "Dear Leonard (Cloete) We are sorry for the delay in writing this thank you note, however we have always intended to do so. Thank you so very much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Beautifull landscape. Try to get there in August the whole Namaqua is in blossom. Overnight stay tip: Naries Namakwa Retreat.

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