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Flower tour Cape Town


Tour Cape Town in Spring
And See the Millions of Wild Flowers

The 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 full bloom.


FLOWER TOUR CAPE TOWN
Distance: 471 km / 292 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: Spring
Included: Entrance certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline
Excluded: Lunch, drinks
Price: R1250.00 pp for 2 persons per day, R850.00 pp for 3 persons per day, R700.00 pp 4+ persons per day.
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Cape Town City Bowl 1
. 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.


golf at table view2. 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 here.


flowers in the Cape3. WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (FLOWERS AUG - SEPT)
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 season (Aug-Sep).


the lagoon at langebaan4. LANGEBAAN
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.


bontebok5. CAPE COLUMBINE
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.



fishing village Paternoster6. PATERNOSTER
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 Bay7. 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).




fishing boats8. LAAIPLEK
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.


Saldanha Bay9. HOPEFIELD
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.



Cederberg Mountains10. MALMESBURY
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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