Hosted Retirement Retreats – 5 night Namaqualand Cape Flowers

Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:

Join our scheduled departure:
22-27 August 2021

Minimum / Maximum 12 guests – 1 departure only!
Bookings close 2 months prior to travel

Where the arid landscape of the Northern Cape is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour!!!
Cape Town | Darling | Paternoster | Calvinia | Clanwilliam

Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers route

Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers Highlights:

  • Overnight in the quaint village of Darling, also known as the flower of the West Coast
  • Visit Postberg Nature Reserve, West Coast National Park
  • Flowers, wildlife – eland, oryx, zebra and ostrich and whales
  • Warm West Coast hospitality – quaint fishing village of Paternoster
  • Travel along West Coast – entire area dotted with Spring flowers
  • Travel on the spectacular Vanrhyns Pass
  • Visit Niewoudtville & Calvinia – the heart of wild flower country and bulb capital of the world
  • Enjoy a botanical walk on a private farm and a visit to the Niewoudtville Wild Flower Reserve
  • Walk – Ramskop Nature Reserve – 350 species of cultivated wild flowers
  • Tea Tasting – Rooibos Teahouse
  • Overnight in a restored heritage building in Cape Town where classic Victorian architecture and modern design compliment each other


22 August 2021: Darling Lodge, Darling
23 August 2021: Ah Guest House & De Linden Guest House, Paternoster
24 August 2021: Die Hantam Huis Guest House, Calvinia
25 August 2021: Blommenberg Guest House, Clanwilliam
26 August 2021: The Old Bank Hotel, Cape Town

Travelling with Africa Memories Travel Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – We provide a door to door service – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • You aren’t part of big group – we offer small, intimate, personalised group safaris
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Strict Covid protocols apply

YOUR 5 NIGHT / 6 DAY ITINERARY Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers

Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:

Day 1 Sunday, 22 August 2021

Your host and driver will collect you from you home and we will driver through to King Shaka Airport. On arrival at the airport, we will proceed to the departure hall and check in at the Mango Airlines counter, for our flight to Cape Town. Please note that flights have not been included.

On arrival at Cape Town Airport, collect your bags and head to the exit. A representative from Africa Memories Travel will be waiting to meet us. Once your bags have been loaded into the vehicle you will depart straight on our flower journey to the quaint village of Darling, also known as the “flower of the West Coast”. Lunch will be served on arrival at the Marmalade Cat country style bistro. We will have time this afternoon to visit some of the surrounding flower farms.

Darling Lodge

Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of further generously appointed rooms with a grape-vine covered patio. Exquisite comfort and personal service is just waiting for you. We have a pillow with your name on it!

MEALS: Light lunch / 3 course dinner with local specialties

West Coast

Day 2 Monday, 23 August 2021

After breakfast we travel to the West Coast National Park and Postberg Flower Reserve, situated between the sparkling blue lagoon and sea. Look out for a variety of wildlife species (eland, gemsbok, zebra and ostrich) contrasting prettily with the kaleidoscope of brilliant spring flowers carpeting the reserve. We immerse ourselves in discovering flowers, wildlife and whales (if we are lucky!). We then travel to the quaint fishing village of Paternoster for the night.

Ah guest house De Linden Guest House

Ah! guest house is a unique 4 star guest cottage situated in the fisherman’s village of Paternoster, well positioned and in close proximity to the beach…beautiful blue sea & sunny skies during summer, a sea of blooms during the flower season, red wine and an indoor fireplace to keep you cosy during the rainy season. It is here where you can experience true Paternoster and West Coast hospitality. Ah! Guest House is uniquely created around exquisite food, is filled with original art and reflects the personalities of its owners…warm, colourful, lived-in and comfortable without compromising on style and creativity.

The beautiful fisherman’s village of Paternoster is well known for its pristine beaches, friendly people and West Coast charm. De Linden Boutique Guest House is well positioned in the middle of the village and in very close proximity to the beach. The rooms reflect the owner’s creative flair and attention to detail, offering beautiful views and areas for relaxing. Characterised by its elegance, delectable food and devotion to quality service, our guest house guarantees a relaxing and affordable boutique experience.

MEALS: Breakfast/ Light picnic lunch amongst the flowers/ West Coast 3 course dinner.

West Coast spring flowers Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:

Day 3 Tuesday, 24 August 2021

In the morning there is some free time to explore Paternoster village before we travel along the West Coast route following the Spring flowers. The spectacular Vanrhyns Pass brings us to Niewoudtville and Calvinia, the heart of wild flower country and bulb capital of the world! We check into our warm and inviting historic guest house in Calvinia for the night.

Die Hantam Guest house

The Hantam Huis Guest House consists of a complex of restored authentic Karoo style houses offering a full range of en suite accommodation. All meals are served in the historic Hantam Huis, an authentic building dating back to 1854 and the oldest house in Calvinia. Dinners are presented here by candlelight and romantic music.

MEALS: Breakfast / Light picnic lunch amongst the flowers / 3 course traditional Karoo candle light dinner

Namaqualand Flowers

Day 4 Wednesday, 25 August 2021

We spend a full day exploring the natural wonders and wild flowers of Niewoudtville and its surrounding regions (containing over 500 flora species and the richest concentration of geophytes (bulbs) in the world. Highlights include a botanical walk on a private farm and a visit to the Niewoudtville Wild Flower Reserve. At the end of the day we arrive in Clanwilliam.


Blommenberg is a modern Victorian-style building and offers a total of 13 spacious en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning/heating, mini bars, DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities and electric blankets in winter. Nine of the rooms overlook a lush garden-courtyard with swimming pool. The remaining four rooms are self-catering and are situated on the front veranda and offer a view of the Cederberg Mountains.

MEALS: Breakfast/ Light lunch on a farm amongst the flowers / Traditional barbecue dinner with local specialties.

Cederberg Mountains

Day 5 Thursday, 26 August 2021

After breakfast we enjoy a walk in Ramskop Nature Reserve which contains a variety of more than 350 species of cultivated wild flowers. The walks on the laid-out paths through the garden also offer a beautiful view over the Clanwilliam Dam and of the Cederberg Mountains.

We then visit the Rooibos Teahouse and for a special tasting of a variety of teas followed by lunch. All of the rooibos tea grows on the slopes of the Cederberg mountain range in a 150km radius from Clanwilliam. The harsh climate and fertile soil combine to form this rare herbal treasure, only to be found in South Africa. We return to Cape Town where you spend the night at The Old Bank Hotel Cape Town.

The Old Bank hotel

Old Bank Hotel, a restored heritage building built in 1902 by renowned architects Black and Fagg, was the original Nedbank building in the Cape. Oozing charm and sophistication, old meets new in this celebration of classic Victorian architecture and modern design. The entrance to the hotel is via a towering domed glass arch on the ground floor where a doorman will meet you and guide you up to the 8th floor. The elevator doors open into a light and open space that holds the reception, a private dining area and restaurant, a state of the art wine cellar and a show-stopping bar – the perfect space to sit back and enjoy the city views with a classic Old Fashioned or one of our signature cocktails. On warm summer days relax on the loungers and breathe in the distant sounds of the vibrant city below.

MEALS: Breakfast / Light lunch / 2 course Dinner

Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:

Day 6 Friday, 27 August 2021

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and settle any extras direct. Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Durban.

Our driver will meet us at King Shaka Airport to take us home after a fabulous, colourful time away.


YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT  – Hosted Retirement Retreats Namaqualand Cape Flowers:

R17 990.00 per guest sharing a room
R20 267.00 per single guest

Includes: Road transfers between Howick / Upper Highway and en route King Shaka International Airport including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; Cape road transfers in a luxury Mercedes 18 seat Sprinter; Specialist flower tour guide; Tea/coffee supplied en route as well as comfort stops; Meals and Activities as per itinerary; Entrance Fees; Park Fees.

Excluded: Flights to/from Cape Town; All beverages; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.

Note: Groups limited to minimum/maximum 12 guests in 9 rooms. Should there be less than 12 guests, a supplement will be charged.

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE


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