Thompsons Africa has unveiled its daily West Coast Flower Tour.
The tour starts in Cape Town and travels to Darling via the small town of Mamre. In spring, fields around the small town bloom with flowers. The tour takes in little bric-a-brac shops, art galleries, coffee shops and The Darling Museum which gives insight into life on farms and in the town in the 19th century.
The tour continues up to the West Coast National Park to the protected area of Postberg, which is open to the public in August and September. It is also home to zebra and various species of buck and antelope, including eland, kudu and wildebeest and hartebeest.
There is a drive of about 45km to Langebaan where the tidal mud flats of the lagoon attract thousands of migratory birds each year, and resident species include flamingos. This wetland is also home to the ‘Slow Five’ – tortoises, whales, sand sharks, porcupines and dune moles. Langebaan offers beach restaurants, seafood outlets and shopping for curios, crafts and clothing.
On the way back to Cape Town the tour stops for an optional ostrich tour, time dependent.
The tour departs from Cape Town between 07h45 and 08h30 daily, on a private basis, or on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on a scheduled basis in August and September, and returns between 17h30 and 18h00.
Information Courtesy of www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/thompsons-africa-offers-west-coast-flower-tour