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A slightly bizarre bucket list - Namaqua Flower Camps - Part 3

August 23, 2018

A solid six hour (plus) drive from Cape Town is totally worth it when you see the beginnings of the Namaqualand Spring.

Nothing short of glamping in this spectacular canvas will do it justice, and there are several operators offering this as an option. Skilpad Camp is one of these and offers their services during the peak viewing season between 23 August to 23 September.

These spring flowers have a worldwide reputation, as there are over three and a half thousand species of flowers blooming, with over a thousand of these being completely unique to the area. 

You will also have an unparalleled opportunity for star-gazing as there is minimal light pollution and you will see stars like you have never seen them.

Worth the trek!

Where: Richtersveld, Northern Cape

URL: http://flowercamps.co.za/namaqua-flower-skilpad-camp/

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A slightly bizarre bucket list - Yzerfontein 16 Mile beach - Part 2

August 22, 2018

Slightly over an hours drive from Cape Town, up the beautiful West Coast, you will find an amazing beach that seems to never end. 

At around 30 km in its entirety, this beach is the longest uninterrupted sandy beach in all of South Africa, and is well-loved by equestrians, tourists, fishermen, kite surfers and sun-bathers. 

This is also a very popular place for whale watching from September until November (calving season).

The usual beachy activities apply, but in our mind this is a perfect beach for a sundowner, or and afternoon horseback outride (you may even bump into an ostrich or two along the way)!

Where: Yzerfontein, Cape West Coast

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A slightly bizarre bucket list - Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - Part 1

August 21, 2018

Situated in the beautiful Franschoek area of Simondium, Le Bonheur has a variety of reptile related activities to keep the whole family entertained (and possibly, slightly creeped out) :-)

There are crocodile pond tours every forty-five minutes where you can even participate in a crocodile cage dive (book before, minimum age 9, groups of up to ten). Swim in the same water as crocodiles and experience one of evolutions fiercest predators as closely as you’d like. 

They also have an amazing snake centre with a variety of reptiles on display as well as snake shows on the weekend. For the keen fisher you will also be able to engage in some relaxing catch and release fishing, this is a prime location for catching bass.

URL: http://www.lebonheurcrocfarm.co.za/

Where: Babylonstoren Road, R45, Simondium

Phone: +27 (0)21 863 1142

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