This spectacular event happens just once a year in early Southern Hemisphere spring. The spring wild flowers are a phenomenon that never ceases to amaze and delight, even for those who live in what is considered South Africa's "outback". They are particularly impressive if the rains have been good over the winter. The fields of flowers are a reminder of a times gone by when this area was not an arid wasteland. We marry this flower extravaganza with local birds and it always proved to be a winner. Make sure you bring along a pair of boots or walking shoes, a sun hat, sun block, a camera, a small suitcase and something warm to wear!

Day 1 Cape Town to Clanwilliam

We will collect you from your guest lodge and head north on the N7. We will stop along the way at Piekernierskloof Pass, the gateway to the north, for refreshments. We will be able to see flowers between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam where will will visit Ramskop.

  • Accommodation - Lodge
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Distance – 231 km
  • Duration – 3 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar
  • Specials along the way - Grey Heron, Cape Clapper Lark, Black Shouldered Kite

Day 2 Clanwilliam to Hantam Botanical Gardens

After a typical farmer’s breakfast we head off to the spectacular “Biedouw Valley” with its blankets of flower fields, the highlight of the day.  We visit the succulent nursery in Vanrhynsdorp before heading up the spectacular Van Rhyns Pass to Nieuwoudville.  We spend the rest of the morning exploring the flower farm Matjiesfontein. This is an amazing flower experience and definitely the highlight of the day. Lunch is a relaxed rustic affair on either Matjiesfontein or the historic Papkuilsfontein farm. We then finish off the day with a flower drive before making our way back to Vredendal/Van Rhynsdorp.

  • Accommodation - Lodge
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 140 km
  • Duration – 2 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar /Dirt
  • Specials along the way - Karoo Robin-Chat, Common Fiscal, Rufous-Breasted Sparrowhawk

Day 3  Hantam Botanical Gardens to Rocherpan

Today we have another early start on this amazing journey. We are heading for the coast and one of the secret gems of Cape birding. This great venue was created as the result of a local farmer stopping a river flowing into the sea causing a pan to form behind the dunes which is a birding paradise when the pans are full. We will overnight in the modern eco-cottages on the reserve.

  • Accommodation - Lodge
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 243 km
  • Duration – 3 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar /Dirt
  • Specials along the way - Marsh Owl, various ducks and geese, Black Harrier

Day 4  Rocherpan to West Coast National Park

After a leisurely breakfast we will south to the West Coast National Park which has a private consession called Postberg which is not only a flower paradise but also has a wide array of wildlife and birds.

  • Accommodation - Lodge
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 81 km
  • Duration – 1 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar /Dirt
  • Specials along the way - Spotted eagle Owl, Wattled Starling, Grey Winged Francolin

Day 5 West Coast National Park to Cape Town

We will spend the day wondering around the park before taking lunch at Geelbek restaurant. Thereafter we will amble back to Cape Town. We will drop you off at your respective lodges.

  • Accommodation - Lodge
  • Breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • Distance – 88 km
  • Duration – 1 hrs
  • Conditions – Tar /Dirt
  • Specials along the way - Blue Crane, Cape Longclaw, Large Billed Lark

Cost -  €1,495/ $1,710 / £1,325 per person (minimum 1/maximum 8)

Terms and conditions and single client supplement do apply.

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange and fuel price fluctuations.