We’ve been running the Namaqualand Flower Festival for the past twelve years. It’s been an unbelievable journey with some incredible people. We truly feel that our festival attendees have become a part of our family. But what inspired us to start this festival?
In the beginning…
There was no big, exciting festival dream in the beginning at all. We were just a group of 5 mates who loved hiking so we made this our tradition. Sadly, one of our group members passed away and the hike became a commemoration of his life. From then on, our little hiking group grew from 5 people to 50 so we introduced a humble trail run event in 2008.
After a few years of continuous and increased popularity and with the help of No Danger Diaries, we turned a simple event into a weekend of environmentally informative, get-your-heart-racing activities as well as a way to completely lose yourself in nature. Namaqualand has so much beauty and history to offer. We feel honoured and humbled to provide the opportunity to experience this land in a variety of ways.
Namaqualand is part of both Namibia and South Africa. It extends along the west coast over 1 000 kilometres and covers a total area of 440 000 square kilometres. Namaqualand is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.
Little Namaqualand is within the Namakwa District Municipality and forms part of Northern Cape Province, South Africa. It is geographically the largest district in the country. The semi-desert Succulent Karoo region experiences hot summers, sparse rainfall and, cold winters.
Great Namaqualand is in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia. The Namaqua – a Khoikhoi people who traditionally inhabited the Namaqualand region, sparsely inhabits Great Namaqualand. Meeting members of the Khooisan tribe has been a privilege. They’ve asked us to join in on the festivities to educate attendees about the history and beauty of their tribe.
Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, wildflowers during spring, the wealth of minerals and cultural history make Namaqualand totally unique and incredibly special.
The Namaqualand Flower Festival Today
Namaqualand Flower Festival has transformed into something truly beautiful and we love sharing the experience with our attendees every year. It’s a fun, insightful and unique experience for the whole family and is filled with a variety of adventures.
Get your blood pumping while learning about flowers, Botany, the importance of bees and so much more. You’ll experience the life of camping, dancing in the moonlight, singing to your heart’s content and losing yourself under the stars. You’ll laugh ’til it hurts, go on beautiful bush walks, learn traditional dances and explore the depths of culture and nature.
Our Festivals are a home for like-minded individuals. All ages are welcome who wish to be part of a community that wants to raise awareness on the importance of sustainability and conscious living while having an incredible time.
Join us in September! Get your tickets here.