In their own diverse but equally beautiful ways, Namaqualand and the Kalahari are a paradise for lovers of botany, birding, hiking and nature watching in general.
Reasons to visit the Namaqualand and the Kalahari include:
The best time for flowers in the Namaqualand is the spring, particularly August and September, but this region is good to visit all year with or without the flowers. Winter can be very cold at night in the Kalahari and the summer days extremely hot.
Time: GMT +2 hours
Flight time: There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas: Visas are not required for British passport holders.
Health: No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499