Great spring flower accommodation in the Northern Cape

Posted by Sarah Keevy on 23 August 2011

The Northern Cape is a wonderful area to visit in late winter and spring. The carpets of vibrant wildflowers bring a seemingly dry and desolate place to life. Here are 10 great places to stay in the Northern Cape where you’ll be guaranteed to see beautiful flowers:

Rendezvous Guesthouse – Springbok (R220 a person sharing, self-catering)
Springbok is only 15 kilometres from the Goegap Nature Reserve – a wonderful place for flower viewing. The Rendezvous Guest House is in a quiet residential area and has B&B options. It’s easy to explore the area from this home-like base. Click here to book

Okiep Country Hotel – Okiep (R400 a person sharing, B&B)
Find good old-fashioned hospitality in the small town of Okiep. On the N7, just north of Springbok, Okiep country hotel is in a prime flower region. The rooms are all equipped with aircon dor those hot Northern Cape days. Click here to book

Old Mill Lodge – Springbok (R375 a person sharing, B&B)
Sleep in a suite named after your favourite wildflower in the Old Mill Lodge. Day trips to the Goegap Nature Reserve are easy to do from this comfortable spot in Springbok. Click here to book

Honnehok Chalets – Hondeklipbaai (R110 a person sharing, self-catering)
You won’t be in the dog box if you book one of the “kennels” at Die Honnehok Chalets, David Bristow’s accommodation of choice in Hondeklipbaai. The flowers in the area are lovely and the community is welcoming. Click here to book

Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge – Hondeklipbaai (R150 a person sharing, self-catering)
For accommodation with a difference, Skulpieskraal has six two-sleeper dome tents under A-frame shade cloth coverings. There is a fully licensed restaurant on the site or you can use the communal kitchen and braai area. Click here to book

Peter’s Place – Kamieskroon (R200 a person sharing, B&B)
Peter’s Place lies beneath the Kamiesberg Mountains and it a great place to enjoy spring’s flower show. There are also mountain biking and hiking trails to the area so you can really get the most of the outdoors. Click here to book

Agama Tented Camp – Garies (R690 a person sharing, DB&B)
For some serious Namaqualand luxury, book a weekend at Agama Tented Camp. The camp is 20 kilometres north of Garies on a 8000-hectare farm. The tents are on raised wooden platforms with views over the valley. The accommodation is fully catered so you can simply enjoy the flowers and small game around you without worrying about a thing. Click here to book

Van Zijl Guesthouse – Nieuwoudtville (R290 a person sharing, self-catering)
Choose one of six sandstone cottages and be surrounded by flowers. Smidswinkel Restaurant is within walking distance of the cottages. This is a great place to getaway from from it all and have a really relaxing break. Click here to book

Nababeep Hills – Nababeep (R300 a person shaing, B&B)
The Namaqualand hospitality of Nababeep Hills guesthouse will put you are your ease. The well appointed rooms are very comfortable and, 20 kilometres outside Springbo, Nababeep is a great place to explore the flowers of the Northern Cape. Click here to book

Skilpad Rest Camp – Namaqua National Park (R160 a person sharing, self-catering)
The four chalets in the Namaqua National Park will give you the chance to see the flowers in a quiet, pristine environment. Each chalet can sleep four people and one is wheel-chair friendly. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. Click here to book


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