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National Parks Spring Flower Hikes

National Parks Spring Flower Hikes - Northern Cape
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National Parks Spring Flower Hikes. Visit the West Coast National Park and Tankwa Karoo National Park in the Cape Region for an impressive display of spring flowers carpeting the sandy slopes and rocky sandstone flats. Two of the best flower-viewing spots are the Postberg section (only open from August to September) of the West Coast National Park, and the western section of the Tankwa Karoo National Park.
West Coast National Park:
The entrance to the park is some 100km north of Cape Town, off the R27 highway.
The Park surrounds the clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon.
Tankwa Karoo National Park:
Not to be confused with Karoo National Park. Lies about 70 km due west of Sutherland near the border of the Northern Cape and Western Cape, in one of the most arid regions of South Africa. R355, Calvinia, 8190

National Parks Spring Flower Hikes. Neither the West Coast National Park nor the Tankwa Karoo National Park offer Formal Tours, but both have a number of self-drive routes available.

The West Coast National Park offers two Walking Trails for visitors:

Postberg Two-Day Hiking Trail:
(Only during August and September)
NB! This trail must be booked in advance (bookings open in June). For booking and tariff information, contact the Geelbek Information Centre on 022 707 9902/3.
A scenic walk of less than 30km. It gives hikers the chance to spend a night amidst the spring flowers. Bring your own tent, supplies and energy and embark on a somewhat strenuous meander through the wild blooms.
Hikers start and finish at Tsaarsbank and overnight at Plankiesbaai(tents are required)
Duration: 2 days one night
Day 1: 15.5 km (6 Hours)
Day 2: 11.8 km (3,5 Hours)
Maximum number of people on the trail: 12
MORE INFO: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/tourism/activities.php
https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/tourism/activities.php#activities

Steenbok One-Day Trail:
(Only during August and September)
Hike starts and finishes in Tsaarsbank.
Duration: One day hike.
Distance: 13.9 km (5 hours excluding breaks).
Maximum number of people on trail: 20
NB! This trail must be booked in advance (bookings open in June). For booking and tariff information, contact the Geelbek Information Centre on 022 707 9902/3.
A slightly less intensive 14-km hike. Part of it follows the same path as the Postberg trail.
MORE INFO: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/tourism/activities.php

BOOKING is essential for both Hikes: +27 (0) 22 707 9902).

National Parks Spring Flower Hikes Contact Details:

Website:
www.sanparks.org/parks/
http://www.capetownmagazine.com/spring-flower-season