Wild Flower Camp

After the winter rains, this spring will see the rebirth of the West Coast Wild Flower Season.  Join us for an unforgettable luxury glamping experience amidst the plethora of  wildflowers and iconic vlei birds of the West Coast, South Africa.

Berg River, West COAST, SOUTH AFRICA

Three exclusive camp dates:

August 24th - 26th, 2018 - SOLD OUT

August 28th - 30th, 2018 - SOLD OUT

August 31st - 2nd, 2018 - SOLD OUT

 

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ABOUT

An OPULENT EXPERIENCE

Every year from about mid-August to mid-September a jewel of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s crown shines in a magnificent prismatic display of colours as a plethora of wild flower petals open to the warm West Coast sun. It will be approaching spring and the rainfall season past has saturated the ground to bring new life to 1200 species of wild flower seeds hidden beneath the Sandveld. There will be a hive of Bird life activity as this ecoystem welcomes the new season. 

Situated on the banks of the Berg River only 150kms from Cape Town, Kersefontein is an 18th Century Cape Dutch farm that is still to this day owned and farmed by the  Melck Family. Many figureheads and members of high society have visited the farm to witness the transformation of a semi-arid landscape into an explosive cacophony of colour and sound – notably Graça Machel and the late Nelson Mandela.

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FINE VELD
CAMPING

your wild flower camp

We invite you to join us to celebrate this spectacular natural phenomenon at the all inclusive Wild Flower Camp. For 3 days, 2 nights we will reside among the wild flower ‘veld’ (fields) in a classic luxury canvas tented camp, exclusively arranged for 12 guests only. 

You will be lead on an unforgettable environment immersion with none other than Helene Preston, West Coast resident, botany expert and member of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and Dr Giselle Murison, Project Manager for the Western Cape Estuaries Conservation Project at Bird Life International, South Africa.

 
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Classic Luxury TENTS with Private ENSUITE

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Botanical Guiding With Helene Preston of South African National biodiversity Institute 

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BIRD GUIDing with Dr Giselle Murison of BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH AFRICA 

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COFFEE APPRECIATIONS & GIN EXPERIENCES WITH OZZY FROM TRAVEL DESIGNER

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Delicious Cape Style Food, locally sourced and prepared by Chante Bradfield

 

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WILD FLOWER CAMP

FEATURES


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Camp Features

  • Communal mess tent 
  • Veld Kitchen
  • Field Bar
  • Dining table
  • Comfortable outdoor camp chairs 
  • Camp Lounge
  • Gas heaters
  • Reading Material
  • Fire Boma
  • Luxury camp chairs and blanket
  • 7 Luxury Safari Bell Tents with private ablution - private positioning
  • Pontoon River Cruiser
  • 2 four wheel drives
  • Electricity in the main mess tent 
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TENT FEATURES

  • Queen size or twin beds with duvets, pillows and blankets
  • Additional blanket
  • Hot water bottles 
  • Carpets
  • Luggage racks
  • Waste paper basket
  • Soft natural lighting
  • LED lantern
  • Water and Flask Tea Station with rusks
  • Comfortable outdoor camp chairs
  • Small outside table
  • Reading material 
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PRIVATE ABLUTIONS

  • Authentic Reed cladded ensuite ablutions
  • Ensuite chemical flush toilets
  • Warm water bucket shower
  • wash basin
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Mirror
  • Luxury amenities - shampoo and body lotion from Simply Bee
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VELD KITCHEN

  • Communal dining area set up with bedouin mess tent, dining chairs and tables, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware, decor, gas patio heaters and soft natural lighting.
  • Delicious Cape style meals - all inclusive
  • Continental and full breakfast
  • Lunches
  • Snacks 
  • Dinner - full 3 course meal, starter and dessert plated, mains are harvest style. 
  • Selection of teas and coffees.

Field BAR

  • Field bar service
  • Complimentary Sunset Craft Gin experience with Ozzy
  • Selected Beers and ciders available for purchase 
  • Selected Muratie red, white and sparkling wines available for purchase
  • Selected whiskeys available for purchase  
  • Soft Drinks available for purchase 
  • Sparkling water available for purchase 
  • Still Spring water free of charge
  • Fruit juices available free of charge

*Bar charges are settled at the end of stay

VELD CAMP FIRE Boma

  • Our communal fireplace for social relaxing and story telling in comfort.
  • Comfortable outdoor camp chairs and knee blankets.

WALKWAYS

The Oil Lantern lit walkways create an amazing ambiance under a canopy of stars. An LED lantern is in your tent for you convenience. 

 

 

Whats included?

  • Professional Guide Fees
  • Well appointed luxury tent with private ablution
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Coffee appreciations
  • Sunset Craft Gin Experiences 
  • Fruit Juices
  • Still spring water
  • River Cruiser
  • Planned Activities

What’s not included?

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages other then those provided with planned Craft Gin Experiences 
  • Transport to and from Kersefontein Farm - this can be arranged if required at an additional charge.
  • Personal Binoculars

What do you need to pack?

  • Warm clothes for evenings
  • Cool clothes for day time 
  • Rainwear in event of rain
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Suncreen

Please read our t's and c's

 

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Location

More about Kersefontein Farm

Appearing to exist in a glorious and romantic time warp, the Cape Dutch manor  house stands on the fertile banks of the Berg River, its original out buildings resembling a village street.

Originally purchased by settler Martin Melck in 1770, the story of  Kersefontein  is very much the story of the Melck family. Starting with the remarkable success of settler Martin Melck, the history of the family has always been closely interwoven with that of Kersefontein.

The first deed described the farm as a 'zeker Veepost' (certain cattle post) and it was precisely for this that Martin Melck intended to use it. Sheep, cattle, horses  and  wheat have continued to flourish here over the past two centuries.

For eight generations, the farm has been handed down to the sons, with Julian Melck the present owner. Hardworking farmer, advocate of the High Court of SA, aviator, hunter, musician and storyteller are just some of the credentials of this multi-faceted character, who has been described aptly as a modern Renaissance Man. It is here on Kersefontein where Julian continues the centuries old tradition of quality farming practices to yield and raise the best possible product.

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DIRECTIONS

Getting to WILD FLOWER CAMP

Transport to and from the farm are at the responsibility of our guests, however, if transport arrangements are required from Cape Town then we can arrange a shuttle service to collect and return guests at an additional fee.

Guests can also opt to use commercial charter bush plane or helicopter transfer from Cape Town International to the Kersefontein landing strip and return at an additional fee, enquire for more details.

For directions to WILD FLOWER CAMP please CLICK HERE

 
a jewel of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s crown shines in a magnificent prismatic display of colours
 
 
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