JOURNEY THROUGH NAMAQUA
delight in nature
Explore the flowers up close and personal
Go on a journey through an arid land as ancient as time, a land filled with hope, gratitude, and tenacity. Explore Mother Nature’s minute surprises – petals as delicate as silk and robust hardy succulents. From the colourful valleys at Skilpad to the rugged coastline at Groenriviermond, this journey is bound to get your heart racing.
A soulful destination of raw beauty, in season and out.
From the magnificent coastline of Namaqua National Park to the seemingly endless vistas in Skilpad, your heart will fill to overflowing.
Cast your eyes east and west, north and south and you will come across a floral kingdom that is hailed as one of the most spectacular in the world.
Pinks are not just pinks, neither are yellows just yellows, a daisy is not simply a daisy; splashes of mauve, magenta, pink and purple; seas of gold, delicate blues, and rich greens will fill your senses. Inland or coastal, Namaqualand is spring’s majestic affirmation of life in all its glory.
What a wonderful experience! The tiniest of flowers were such a treat. Lovely comfy bed, great dinners and friendly staff. A must for everyone’s bucket-list!
Adventures of the floral kind
Flowers by day and stars by night...linger longer.
Every year, nature performs a wondrous miracle in the Northern Cape when the seasonal winter rains trigger one of the most incredible floral kingdoms…a wonderous sight to behold.
MOTHER NATURE’S SILENT THEATRE
Cosy under canvas
The FLOWER CAMPS are more popular than ever, a unique home away from home, and perfect for a breakaway in nature.
2019 Flower Season
Join us for our 9th year in Namaqua!
16 August to 8 September – limited space available
We had a lovely stay here. Everything was just perfect. We will definitely be back next year!
Chantal and Stephan
Wonderful first experience...If this is camping - what a pleasure!
Neil and Anne
Nothing is too much! Good and wonderful experience. Will tell the world of this wonderful place and hospitality.
Minders and Burger Family Group
Thank you for good stay here. Unforgettable.
Thanks for the most unforgettable stay. There are hardly enough words to describe the hospitality, scenery, food, nature, and friendliness.
Thank you Chiefs team for the amazing hospitality and the incredible attention to detail. You all made us feel very welcome
James and Nicola
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. This is a very special place and an experience not to be missed. The service was great!
Peet and Nicci
Awesome! How else can you describe the experience here? Would have loved to stay longer. Staff, ambiance, view, service...awesome!
What an absolutely special place. We enjoyed everything from coffee in the tent, flowers on the beach, amazing food, and drinks and great discussions to some live music.
Niki and Doug
Excellent. Super. Sublime!
Liri and Mari
The Flower Guide brought a lot of knowledge about South African flowers in Namaqua.
Jan and Elize
WHAT WE DO
Discover something more every day
AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING EXPERIENCE
Cosy under canvas
An adventure of the heart and soul
The Flower Camps are uniquely positioned for maximum impact, a place for young and old and a wonderful memory-making experience.
Fully serviced spacious Cottage Tents offer simple luxury, comfort and privacy.
Wine and Dine
West Coast dining includes delicious breakfasts, High Teas and hearty 3-course dinners .
Off the beaten track
Namaqua National Park is vast, rugged and beautiful… Camps are located on the coast at Groenriviermond and further inland at Skilpad
Relax and unwind
Relax in the comfort of our lounge, unwind, watch the sunset, read a book or strike up a conversation.
Faces of Namaqua
Friendly locals, fascinating fauna and flora, and the joy of every traveller
No matter the weather – or the season – Namaqua never disappoints. A sight to behold, this arid region is transformed from semi-desert into a colourful wonderland. Despite the drought of recent years, Mother Nature has proven her resilience and continues to surprise and enchant every visitor to Namaqualand.
about chiefs tented camp
From gorgeous glamping to decadent deluxe
Chiefs Tented Camp is a fully inclusive luxury mobile canvas tented camp. Authentic images of Africa provide the backdrop to what is arguably one of the finest individual, group and incentive experiences in Southern Africa. Vast open spaces, expansive vistas, rivers and valleys, and memorable African skies. Truly mobile and completely bespoke, we create the seemingly impossible in the most extraordinarily beautiful locations. Delicious freshly prepared meals, luxurious linen, electric blankets, campfire ambience, out-of-the-box thinking and a home away from home. We offer a unique approach to keeping things simple and practical, resulting in memorable and truly amazing stories!