South African National Parks launches Namaqua beach camp
South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the opening of bookings for the first-ever Flowers Beach Camp in Namaqua National Park. General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Bheki Zwane, said the idea of this unique offering was being introduced as part of a product diversification programme of SANParks and has stemmed from demand from visitors to the park during the flowers season. He said this temporary Flower Beach Camp would be an annual event and would serve as an ideal place for a romantic outing. According to Zwane, the camp will only be accessible by 4×4 vehicles because of the remoteness of the camp. “However, guests who do not have 4x4s will be transferred to camp using appropriate vehicles.”
The Namaqua National Park is situated near Kamieskroon in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. During early August and September, seemingly overnight, the dusty valleys of Namaqualand are transformed into a wonderland, carpeted with wildflowers. With its winter rainfall, Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and more than a 1 000 of its estimated 3 500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth. Fields of flowers, star studded nights, quiver trees, enormous granite outcrops and the icy Atlantic are but a few wonders that await the visitor to what is truly the Creators’ playground.
SANParks working together Chiefs Mobile Safari Camp have set up a temporary tented camp at Namaqua National Park to operate during the flower season. The temporary camp will operate from 1 August to 30 September 2011, but bookings are now open. The camp will be operated on a full board basis (all meals) including activities. Meals will be served in a communal dining tent. Guests have the option of a set itinerary for a 2 nights & 3 nights/weekend. Contact Road Travel to find out more.