Mother Nature’s unfaltering natural beauty never seizes to astound you as she casts a magical floral spell over the seemingly lifeless environment of Namakwa. Namakwa encompasses the unspoiled expanses of Namaqualand and Hantam Karoo to form four regions of awe-inspiring beauty and blistering extremes; it is a land of mystery and enchantment moulded by the unforgiving climate.
As the clouds build up for the first winter rains, the dormant seeds scattered from the previous year lies patiently beneath the soil waiting to receive the life-giving nectar from the skies. After the rains have soaked the thirsty earth, nature creates a spectacular floral fantasy as she paints the desert’s canvas with all the colours of the rainbow. Hop, skip and jump across the fields of blooming flowers as you dare to experience the wild flowers of Namakwa. Feel like a child, have fun as you roll in the flower filled meadows, play he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not picking the petals from the dazzling daisies, pick a flower for the love of your life or make flower necklaces and bracelets.
Dare to experience the miracle of the phenomenal explosion of wild flowers as you follow the flower route from Springbok’s Goegap Nature Reserve to Kamieskroon’s Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve. From the wildflower carpets of Garies in the south, the remote town of Pofadder to the east, the hauntingly beautiful seared landscapes of the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park showcasing an astonishing array of flowering indigenous succulents and desert rock gardens saturated in quiver trees, through to Namaqua National Park smothered in daisies, aloes, lilies and perennial flowering herbs with the added bonus of viewing abounding bird and small game species, it is an unending journey of visual delight.
Justifiably world famous and not to be missed, Namakwa will not only send you into sensory overload, it will also capture your heart blooming with joy as you dare to experience the wild flowers of Namakwa on a magical flower carpet ride.