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August 20, 2014

Flower Power Specials: 4 Amazing Discounts on the Cape’s Gorgeous Wild Flowers

Prime flower viewing season is from August to September, as Spring blooms in tapestries of kaleidoscopic gorgeousness throughout the West Coast. 

You've only got a few more precious weeks to see this miraculous natural phenomenon, so if you've always wanted to see the stunning flower field, here's how to do it at a discount! 

While exploring what's on offer, here's your ultimate guide to the Spring flowers so you can get your bearings. 

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From ancient cultural villages to spectacular national parks, fossils and beaches on Day 1, to bird islands, stunning bays and tea farms on Day 2, all the way to quirky towns with utterly stunning wildflowers shows and natural baths and historic mission stations on Day 3, walk the talk with Zee's Cape Tours through Cape Town's immaculate West Coast and see the famous fields of beauty that is the West Coast in Spring. All accommodation provided is 3 or 4 star depending on availability.

What You Need To Know
Cost: R1,300 (Usually R2,600) for 4 people
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 21 987 2606
Email: info@zeescapetours.co.za
Website: www.zeescapetours.co.za

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NexStop Tours ~ 20% off 

Take a day trip to the West Coast National Parking and visit the Postberg during its exclusive open period, including many hidden treasures such as the Fossil Park, century old Mission Villages, and the town of Darling where satirist Pieter Dirk Uys has created a spoof Apartheid era restaurant. 

What You Need To Know
Cost: R880 p.p. (Usually R1,100) 
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 21 982 3654
Email: thea@nexstop.co.za
Website: www.nexstop.co.za

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Run Through Darling Darling ~ 25% off 

Run Cape Town offer in a half day tour of the quaint village of Darling, just an hour up the West Coast from Cape Town.  The tour includes a 7.5-10km guided run on a working farm in Darling, share information about the history and culture of the region, which can be perfectly combined with an endorphin fuelled flower adventure in the afternoon. 

What You Need To Know

Cost: R350 p.p. (Usually R460)
Valid until: 30 September
Bookings: +27 72 920 7028
Email: info@runcapetown
Website: www.runcapetown.co.za

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Spring Flowers 1 Day Tour ~ 50% off

Visit Postberg, the exclusive and pristine nature reserve only open at select times in the year during the most spectacular flower blooms. The tour includes transport in air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees to West Coast National Park, wine, water & snacks on the bus and wine tasting as well as wine tasting at the Darling Cellars later in the day. 

Cost: R550 p.p. (Usually R1,100)
Valid until: 29 August
Bookings: www.computicketdeals.com/entertainment/676-namaqualand-spring-flower-tours-cape-town-1-day-tour.html

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Interested but none of these quite right? HERE ARE OUR TOP FLOWER TOUR OPERATORS: 

Cape Escape Tours
Cape Tours with Mac
GRF Tours
GPS Tours
Up Close Tours
FS Tours

What else is out there? Check out these 15 amazingly beautiful pictures of the flowers in full bloom to give you an idea of is possible. Have you ever seen the West Coast flowers? What did you think? Tweet us your comments! If you're looking to buy some of the most beautiful flowers in the city, you should try out the Adderley Street flower sellers! Or how about these stunning blooms in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens? 

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