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Best of the Cape Flowers & Landscapes – August 2018

Dates: 28  – 7 September 2018

Journey with David Rogers and 3 other photographers on a fascinating tour of the Cape Floral Kingdom through the Cedarberg, Namaqualand, West Coast and Southern Cape with overnight stays at a mixture of wonderful and fascinating locations.

 

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Tour Cape Town with us
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Availability: 2 places free

Price: R110,384 ($7932) $ will be adjusted at daily rate.

We are excited to announce our new photographic expedition of the Cape with David Rogers as your guide. The trip, which is designed for just 3 people, highlights the flora and natural history of the region focusing on plants,  people, birds, landscapes. The trip has been designed for the flowering season in the Cape as well as the best time for seeing whales and enjoying the start of the spring season. Its usually a windless, wonderful time at the end of the rainy season and start of spring. Flowers are very dependent upon rainfall and many depend upon sunny conditions for flowering. For this reason, last minute itinerary changes to may be required to make the most of the trip.

Itinerary

28 & 29 August The trip starts at 08h30 in Cape Town and we set off for Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve via West Coast National Park and the flowers at Postberg. We arrive in the evening at Bushmanskloof and settle in for dinner. For the next two days we enjoy this magnificent landscape which has spectacular endemic species of plants and interesting rock art. During our stay we will also visit the local town of Wuppertal which was previously a Renish mission station.

30 & 31 August. We depart northwards to Kamieskroon Hotel. This classic old fashion hotel is comfortable and convenient to explore the flower hotspots of Skilpad Nature Reserve and the Kamiesberge. is here that Canadian Photographer Freeman Patterson inspired many photographers in the 70s and 80s and its still a draw card to many photographers. It is in this area that large fields of annual daisies produce incredible displays during Spring. But these flowery displays  depend upon good rainfall as well as good sunshine.

1 & 2 August. We journey south towards Niewoudtville on the edge of the escarpment. On the way we will stop to photograph the magnificent stone plants near Vanrynsdorp and then journey up the escarpment to Niewoudtville which is regarded as the bulb capital of the world. We will stay in The Nedersetting 1897 for the night. We will use the base to explore the area including the largest kokerboom forest in the world. If conditions are good we will use the opportunity for star photography.

3 August. We journey exploring the coastal area and venturing up to Elandsbay and also the gannet colony at Lambert’s Bay before returning along the coast to Paternoster for the evening.

4th August We will explore the Darling and Franschhoek area and arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon to settle into our hotel at Tintswalo Atlantic.

5th August Today we visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point both of which are World Heritage Sites and return for dinner in the evening.

6th August We will set off for Hermanus via the Kogelberg Coastal road and enjoy a short walk in the Kogelberg Flower Reserve which is widely regarded as the centre of endemism for the Cape Floral Kingdom and arrive at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in time to settle in for some afternoon photography and dinner. During the next day we have a private safari of the flower reserve and relax at this wonderful hotel.

8th August. There is an opportunity to join a great white shark or whale trip before heading back to Cape Town and the end of the safari.

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Rates

The trip will be for a maximum of 3 people at R110,384 ($7932*) per person including transport, accommodation, entrances, meals and all activities not mentioned including shark and whale watching.

This $ will be adjusted at daily rate.

 

 

 

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