Great Cape Town Tours
Tour Cape Town in Spring
And See the Millions of Wild Flowers
flower tour Cape Town is a seasonal highlight
- showcasing millions of spring wild flowers.
The “west coast” region is a chain of
fishing and holiday towns starting from
80km north of Cape Town at Yzerfontein
to Strandfontein 40 km north of Lambert’s
Bay. It is the hub of South Africa’s commercial
fishing industry with the main activities
centred in St Helena Bay. During early
spring explore the wild flowers that graced
the western coast after our winter rains.
It is typical vegetation that grows here
in the sandy soil of the western coast
and beautiful when the flowers are in
FLOWER TOUR CAPE TOWN
Distance: 471 km / 292 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: Spring
Included: Certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline
Excluded: Entrance fees to West Coast National Park, lunch, drinks
Price: R1400.00 pp for 2 persons per day, R950.00 pp for 3 persons per day, R750.00 pp 4+ persons per day.
Approximate entrance fees: West Coast National Park (Aug - Sep) R186.00 adult, R93.00 children 2 - 11 yrs
Note: All tours can be customized
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CITY BOWL CAPE TOWN
Tour Cape Town’s city centre lies cradled
in a vast blue-grey amphitheatre formed
by Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s
Peak. This conglomeration of Dutch and Victorian
architecture, interspersed with modern wonders
of glass and concrete, is the heart of Cape
Town and on either side of Adderley Street
is an eclectic array of sightseeing highlights
and urban attractions that endowed the Mother
City with its unique flavour.
TABLE VIEW / BLOUBERGSTRAND
Bloubergstrand is famous for the Battle
that was fought here between the British
and the Dutch in 1806 when the British occupied
the Cape for the second time. Holiday apartments
and restaurants developed on the beach are
famous attractions. Beautiful views of Table
mountain and Cape Town are enjoyed from
WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (FLOWERS AUG -
The West Coast National Park is centered
around the Langebaan Lagoon and covers over
30 000 ha of wetlands, strandveld and unspoilt
coastline. The Lagoon supports up to 50
000 waterbirds at times and the Postberg
section of the park is famed for its magnificent
display of spring flowers. This section
of the park is only open during the flower
Langebaan is founded around 1870 and the
history is closely related to that of nearby
Saldanha. The name Langebaan is translated
as “long track” and is thought to be derived
from the long winding road behind the dunes.
Fishing is a very important economic activity.
Langebaan is a popular holiday resort with
Club Mykonos being a big attraction.
The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is very
scenic, with its rocky bays and granite
boulders. The reserve covers 263ha of sandveld
vegetation and is especially attractive
in spring. The Cape Columbine Lighthouse
dominates from an outcrop known as Castle
Rock since 1936.
Paternoster is a typical west coast-seaside
village and its Latin name means “Our Father”,
and it is generally assumed that the village
was named after the prayers said by shipwrecked
Catholic sailors. The village has small
whitewashed fisherman’s cottages and is
known for its crayfish.
ST HELENA BAY
St Helena was named after the mother of
Roman emperor Constantine the great by the
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama in 1497.
St Helena Bay is the centre of the Country’s
fishing industry and is also noted for rock
lobster and snoek (baracuda).
Laaiplek (“Loading Place”) is the twin town
of Velddrif and is nearer the mouth of the
river and separated from Velddrif by a swamp.
Laaiplek originated as a shipping point
for wheat grown in the region. Today vessels
bring cargoes of pilchards, mackerel, anchovies
and rock lobster to the processing plants
of the two towns.
Hopefield was established in 1844 and names
after the two officials: Hope and Field
from Cape Town who surveyed the first residential
stands. Hopefield is the commercial centre
for the Voorbaai, the area east of Saldanha
bay. The district is well known for its
fynbos and wildflower display in spring.
The history if Malmesbury dates back as
far as 1743 when a few farmers and other
had settled around a spring in the valley
of the Swartland. The town was officially
proclaimed in 1829. Malmesbury is the headquarters
of the oldest milling company in the country,
Bokomo, established in 1890 to mill and
process the wheat produce in the Swartland.
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