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28 March 2011

Flowers Beach Camp open for bookings

South African National Parks (SANParks) recently announced that travellers can now book accommodation at the Flowers Beach Camp in the Namaqua National Park.

Flowers Beach Camp in the Namaqua National Park. Flowers Beach Camp in the Namaqua National Park.

The camp offers a unique opportunity. Where else in the world could you have the ocean behind you and a sea of indigenous wild flowers blooming and blossoming way beyond the horizon? This flower phenomena is unique to the west coast of South Africa and it attracts visitors from all over the world. – Bheki Zwane, General Manager for Sales & Marketing, SANParks

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that bookings are now open for the Flowers Beach Camp in the Namaqua National Park. The camp will operate from 1 August to 30 September 2011, during the Northern Cape wild flower season.

Bheki Zwane, General Manager of Sales & Marketing for SANParks, says the camp is all about a truly South African outdoor experience.

'The camp offers a unique opportunity,' he explains. 'Where else in the world could you have the ocean behind you and a sea of indigenous wild flowers blooming and blossoming way beyond the horizon? This flower phenomena is unique to the west coast of South Africa and it attracts visitors from all over the world.'

Zwane says the idea for opening the camp came about due to constant requests from travellers who make the annual pilgrimage to Namaqualand to see the region's famed wild flowers.

'We picked the coastal region of the Namaqua National Park to set up this camp as it remains pristine and the low impact product like this will not spoil the environment,' Zwane says.

Travellers who enjoy endless landscapes and few man-made distractions will thoroughly enjoy staying at the camp, says Zwane. He says it's also the ultimate opportunity for keen photographers.

'Travellers will enjoy solitary moments in nature surrounded only by wild flowers and there will be lots of photographic opportunities. It's important to bring cameras and enough batteries and memory cards to capture this wild experience,' he says.

For those who enjoy a bit of pampering, the camp offers a full-service of dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch plus various outdoor activities. Due to the remoteness of the location, only cash transactions will be facilitated at the camp and no credit cards are accepted.

Zwane says that the area is isolated and travellers need only provide necessary refreshments and supplies to complete the journey to the camp.

'Access to the site is only by 4x4 vehicle, ordinary sedans get left behind at Groen River,' he says. 'If the traveller does not have a 4x4 vehicle return transfer can be arranged.'

For more information, contact Central Reservations on: +27 12 428 9111