The welcome winter rains are preparing us for the wonders of spring. You can now book your space and sleep in the heart of the flowers, Namaqua National Park, for 10% less. Book now to stay in these annual exclusive flower camps between 16 August and 8 September 2019.

Each spring, when Namaqua National Park’s arid landscapes are transformed into a wildflower wonderland, two very special camps are set up. For just three weeks at the height of flower season, from 16 August to 8 September in 2019, Namaqua Flower Beach Camp and Namaqua Flower Skilpad Camp open their tent flaps to visitors.

Situated among brightly-coloured vygies, the Beach Camp lies at the ocean’s edge north of the Groen River entrance of the park. You’ll find the Skilpad Camp surrounded by orange Namaqua daisies in the Skilpad Wildflower Reserve, some 20km from Kamieskroon.

All pictures courtesy of Flower Camps

Luxurious camping

Although accommodation at the Namaqua Flowers Camps is in a tent, you won’t exactly be roughing it. Glamping (or glamorous camping) is a much better way of describing the experience. Think soft white duvets, electric blankets, fluffy towels and invigorating hot showers. Guests stay in 15 elegantly furnished comfortable cottage tents with en-suite bathrooms.

Glampers stay in 15 supremely comfortable cottage tents with en-suite bathrooms

And it’s not just the accommodation that is luxurious! Each day a chef prepares three-course dinners and guests are treated to high tea in the lovely tented lounge. You’ll even be woken with early-morning coffee delivered to your tent, followed by a hearty delicious breakfast served in the dining room.

Early-morning coffee delivered to your tent

During the day, feast your eyes on the wildflower spectacle: go for a flower walk, enjoy a picnic, a drive or a mountain-bike ride. When the flowers close up for the day, watch the stunning sunset from the loungers in front of your tent. After dark, kick back next to the campfire and swap masses of blooms for millions of stars.

Stunning sunset views

Save 10% on your stay

Unzipping your tent between millions of wildflowers is something to tick off your bucket list. Wild readers booking before 15 August will save 10% on the rates advertised below.

Rates include en-suite accommodation, breakfast, high tea and three-course dinner.

R2,475 per person sharing per day (maximum two guests per tent)

R3,600 single per day

Children: 6-12 at R970 per day; 12-16 at R1,075 per day

No children under 5

To book and earn 10% discount, email [email protected] (subject line: WILD)

You can check availability  by visiting www.flowercamps.co.za for more information.