Fodor's Expert Review Namaqua Flower Skilpad Camp

Kamieskroon, Northern Cape, South Africa

During flower season, this rustic-smart tented camp puts you in the middle of things—surrounded by low-lying mountains and, of course, fields of orange, yellow, and white flowers, with spectacular views all around. The sturdy tents have decent beds, smart linens, electric lights and blankets, and adjoining "donkey" showers that are filled with heated water each evening and morning (the chemical portable toilets are less appealing, though). Lots of thought goes into providing luxurious meals, and there's a cash bar, a comfortable open-air lounge, and limited Wi-Fi. If you do wish to have lunch alone, out in the middle of nowhere, the staff can pack you a picnic.

PROS

  • sublime and remote place to experience a one-of-a-kind annual phenomenon
  • warm, comfortable beds in cozy tents
  • real off-the-grid experience

CONS

  • a bit pricey for what you get
  • tents are extremely limited and can be fully booked up to a year in advance
  • nobody likes a chemical portable toilet

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Views, Outdoor
Casual
Remote
Comfortable
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: +27-083-652–5489 | +27-071-260–6367

HOTEL DETAILS

15 tents
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–July, All-Inclusive, An additional fee must be paid to enter the national park.

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