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Best of the Cape Flowers & Landscapes – August 2018

Dates: 20 – 28 August 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
 

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

20 – 21 August We will set off from the airport and settle in at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. This is a five-star lodge which offers great food, great experiences to explore the reserve and also opportunities for landscape and seascape photographs in the area. Highlights of the area include the Kogelberg Flower Reserve which is widely regarded as the centre of endemism for the Cape Floral Kingdom and the famous Klipgat Caves which tell much of the prehistory of the area

22 – 24 August. We will return to Cape Town in the afternoon via one of the great passes in the area. Our base is the amazing Tintswalo Atlantic. This is a fantastic five-star hotel on the Cape Coastline with amazing views and food. While in Cape Town we will visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point both of which are World Heritage Sites.

24 – 25 August. We depart northwards to Garies Hotel at the start of our expedition to see the desert flowers. This is a 5-hour drive and we will arrive in the late afternoon. This is a small town hotel, which has warm hospitality, and plenty of character. We will use it as a base to explore the region and the large fields of annual daisies produce incredible displays during Spring. But these flowery displays depend upon good rainfall as well as good sunshine. Our route will depend upon where flowers have been seen most recently

26 August. We journey south again towards Niewoudtville on the edge of the South African 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.

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

28 -29 August 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.

30 August We will drive back to Cape Town.

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Rates

The trip will be for a maximum of 3 people at R13,000 (approx $1000*) 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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