4 independent reviews for Spring wild flower holiday in Namaqualand, South Africa

Reviews for Spring wild flower holiday in Namaqualand, South Africa

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review 20 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Difficult to say. It was all wonderful

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure that you pack clothing for all weathers. Layers are good and a bi scarf!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes to no1 and 3. No to no 2 as the van we travelled in was diesel powered and was fuming a bit.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic!

review 6 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The flowers in Niewoudtville were spectacular as was the drive with a local farmer who shared his knowledge of the plants and the area. His farm has been in his family for 6 generations

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I think the tour is 2 days too long - it is a long way to Garies and there were no flowers and no options for anything else to do there. The main flowers are in Nieuwodtville and the West Coast National Park

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The local communities in the remote towns rely on the tourism revenue generated during August and September when the flowers are in bloom.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I had a great trip, the weather was not great which meant on some days the flowers didn't open, but the guest houses were excellent as was the food. A real culinary journey into South African traditional cooking

review 8 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing the mass of flowers at postberg.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring stout shoes

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good despite flowers failing in nemaqualand

review 21 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The people we met made our holiday! The flowers, landscapes and birds were all wonderful but it was our guide, driver and hosts who made the experience so special.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take note of the "what to pack" guidance - you really do need sensible shoes and a good camera!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, very much so. The holiday provider select their partners very carefully.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We always hesitate to give 5* across the board as many people do, though it was in the top 3 holidays we have taken in the past 40 years!

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