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Stop and smell the wildflowers

Spring is a magical time of the year. Beautiful blossoms and aroma fills the air and we can see the seasons changing. Spring also brings with it the beautiful Namaqualand wildflowers. The desolate and a semi-arid landscape gets covered in a carpet of flowers becoming a kaleidoscope of colour. This natural phenomenon is a classic celebration of spring; an area that has been an inspiration for numerous authors, poets and artists. 

During the spring months of August and September Namaqualand and surrounds are transformed from a barren landscape into a tapestry of colours. Just a few raindrops are enough to bring the most beautiful and diverse flower and plant species, which you can only find growing in this region, to blossom. During the past few weeks it has been reported that the rainfall in Namaqualand and the surrounding flower regions has been good, and the residents are anticipating one of the best flower seasons.

Namaqua Tours, which offers tours to this picture-perfect region, is a family-operated business with individuals who are passionate about tourism in Namaqualand. With years of experience, the Spies family has become famous for their wonderful Namaqualand flower tours. The business originated in 1985 and is currently run by the third generation of the family in the tourism industry.

Experience an unforgettable journey to the unspoiled West Coast, Bokkeveld, Olifants River Valley and Namaqualand. Namaqua Tours offer tourists a comfortable and eventful tour experience. Tourists travel with luxurious bus transport in order to relax and enjoy the natural surrounds and they guarantee only the best, kindest, most helpful and qualified tour guides. Tour guides show tourists everything that makes the region unique; not only the flowers, but also the countless local attractions. They know this area by heart and will take you on special flower viewing routes that only they know about. With them you can explore Namaqualand like never before.

On their tours you can expect to see the panoramic Cederberg, the beauty of the West Coast and of course the breathtaking flowers of Namaqualand. Tourists also visit, among others, the Knersvlakte, Vanrhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville and Clanwilliam. Wupperthal and the Biedouw Valley are some of the highlights of these tours. Explore Namaqualand and the surrounding area with a registered and experienced tour guide and luxurious transport.

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Contact Namaqua Tours should you wish to book a tour or receive a tour program of any of their tours. Send an email to or phone them at +27 (0) 27 219 1633.