Share your flower pics with us and you could win yourself a weekend away at Gondwana Game Reserve worth R18 000 as well as loads of other prizes from West Coast Tourism.
West Coast wildflower season is back and in celebration of this blooming beautiful season we want you to share your pictures with us. So next time you head out on a West Coast jaunt, keep your camera handy. If you’re not heading to this side of the country over wildflower season, we still want to see your pics. So whether you’re hiking the Kranzkloof Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, picnicking at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg or doing a bit of gardening in the backyard, share your flower pictures with us and you could win.
(Pssst! If you’re looking for some photography tips on how to get a great flower pic, click here for photojournalist Marion Whitehead’s top tips.)
How to enter
Share your wildflower posts with us by using the hashtag #TravelLikeALocalZA in your snaps on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you could be a lucky winner.
The SA COUNTRY LIFE team will then gather up all these snaps and choose the winners.
Take a look at our winners from last year.
The competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2019.
If you’re looking for wildflowers, then take a look at the latest flower update from Weskus Tourism here.
What you can win
The lucky winner of our wildflower competition will win a two-night stay for two people at Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay worth R18 000. This includes all meals and two game drives per day as well as a Botanical Conservation Experience.
One lucky family could win themselves a fun filled two-night getaway with Duinepos Chalets, Die Strandloper Seafood Restaurant and the West Coast Fossil Park worth R4 576. The prize includes two nights’ accommodation midweek at the Duinepos Chalets for four, a voucher for a complimentary 10-course meal for four at Die Strandloper and a guided tour of the West Coast Fossil Park for four.
The team at !Khwa ttu has given us a two-night stay for two in one of their Luxury Guesthouses worth R4 550. The prize includes accommodation and a San Guided Experience game drive for two.
One reader could win a stay at the Windtown Lagoon and Hotel in Langebaan to the value of R3 800. The prize includes two nights’ accommodation for two in a standard room, breakfast and SUP hire.
You could also win an Yzerfontein Accommodation voucher for two nights for two people at Kariza worth R2 100. The prize includes accommodation.
Botuin Cottage has given us a two-night stay for two worth R1 500 to give away to one reader. The prize includes accommodation and a four-hour guided birding tour.
L7 Craft Beer has given us a six-pack of its premium handcrafted beer to give away to one of our lucky winners. Valued at R1 080, the prize includes six bottles of L7 Craft Beer, a carrier case and six napkins.
More about Gondwana Game Reserve
Situated just four hours outside of Cape Town and 45 minutes from George Airport, Gondwana Game Reserve is the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free-roaming Big Five species. Soak up the peace and quiet in a romantic stand-alone safari suite or book a bush villa during your next family holiday. Hop on a game drive, go mountain biking or relax at the Africology spa for a treatment.
Earlier this year Gondwana launched its Botanical Conservation Experience. This two to three-hour guided walk takes you on a journey through the reserve’s extensive Fynbos biome and is a great opportunity to get up close to the different plant and animal species that call Gondwana home. This experience is offered daily and is led by the reserve’s resident Fynbos expert.
More about !Khwa ttu
The !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre’s aim is to reclaim and share San culture and heritage. Based in beautifully restored old farm buildings just an hour outside of Cape Town on the Grootwater Farm, the centre is slowly trying to return the land to its natural state by reintroducing indigenous wildlife. Today the centre offers accommodation, ebiking and guided walks. There’s even a restaurant and gallery. You can also join a herbal tea tasting and San language session.
While !Khwa ttu has a lot to offer guests, it’s also a training centre for the local San community to showcase their culture through ecotourism. There are a number of courses offered to the San community that cover topics such as cultural heritage, nature and environmental education.
You also might like: 6 reasons to visit !Khwa ttu
More about Windtown Lagoon Hotel and Spa
Based in Langebaan, the Windtown Lagoon Hotel and Spa prides itself on being the spot to indulge in some kitesurfing and other watersports like stand up paddle boarding. Just a short walk from the Langebaan Lagoon, Windtown is perfectly situated for those looking to enjoy a beach bum holiday. Rest your head in one of the five room options (all with a lá carte breakfast) and head into the surf or book yourself a day at the spa for a massage.
More about Yzerfontein Accommodation and Kariza
If you’re looking for a spot to lay your head on the West Coast, then take a look at Yzerfontein Accommodation‘s extensive directory of places to sleep, eat and experience the charm of the region. Find everything from guest houses to self-catering apartments and book online. Kariza is just one of the many accommodation options available. Owners Izak and Karen Schräder invite you to spend a night or two in their self-catering studio apartment that’s perfect for couples. Enjoy views of the waves rolling in all while sipping on a sundowner on the grass patio.
For more information, visit Yzerfontein Accommodation, or follow them on Facebook, @yzerfonteinaccommodation, or on Instagram, @yzerfonteinaccommodation. You can also find Kariza on Facebook, @karizaselfcatering.
More about Botuin Cottage
Ever wanted to spend a night on an olive farm? Well, Botuin Cottage offers guests just that. There are three self-catering cottages situated on this five-hectare working olive farm. A full breakfast is available on request and don’t leave without stocking up on freshly pressed olive oil and carefully preserved table olives.
More about L7 Craft Beer
This 100% natural, Belgian-style ale is carefully produced in Cape Town using three grains, three hops and a seventh ingredient that is a closely guarded secret spice only referred to as the ‘L7 Touch’. Mix it all together and you have a full-bodied, light amber beer ready to be enjoyed by everyone from amateurs to connoisseurs.
More about Die Strandloper
Looking for somewhere to enjoy a traditional West Coast meal right on the beach? Then look no further than Die Strandloper. With views of the Langebaan Lagoon, Die Strandloper serves up a seafood feast that will have you coming back for more. Tuck into everything from mussel pots and fish curry to beef and boontjie bredie and koeksisters.
For a booking, phone +27 (0) 22 7722 490 or +27 (0) 83 2277 195 or email [email protected].
More about the West Coast Fossil Park
Go back in time with a visit to the West Coast Fossil Park and uncover what life was like 5.2 million years ago. Go on a guided walk to the dig site where local and international researchers have uncovered the fossils of bears, sabre-toothed cats, short-necked giraffes, wild pigs, hippos and many more. Kids can also enjoy taking part in their own mock digs, owl pellet dissection as well as a make your own fossil activity.
Follow the West Coast Fossil Park on Facebook, @westcoastfossilpark.
The fine print
- Standard terms and conditions apply. 2. Entries close on 30 September 2019 at midnight. 3. Offer valid for SA residents over the age of 18 only. 4. The prizes are not transferable and cannot be converted to cash. 5. The Gondwana Game Reserve prize is subject to availability, and excludes all items not listed, such as spa treatments, transport to and from the reserve, bar, telephone and sundries. 6. The !Khwa ttu prize excludes meals, is valid until February 2020 and is subject to availability. Booking is essential. 7. The Windtown Lagoon Hotel and Spa prize is valid from 30 September 2019 to 31 May 2020 and excludes school holidays and public holidays. 8. Die Strandloper Restaurant meal voucher is valid until 30 April 2020 and excludes Christmas Day. 9. The Yzerfontein Accommodation prize at Kariza is for two week nights and is valid until 31 March 2020. 10. The Botuin Cottage prize is valid until 31 March 2020. 11. To comply with the Consumer Protection Act, the winners must supply their ID numbers.
Please note that only original photographic entries will be published with the express permission given by the entrant via email or on social media. No photographs will be used for any advertising or commercial purposes. Entrants are encouraged to submit as many entries as they like.