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AA Travel is synonymous with quality accommodations in South Africa. Establishments that have the AA stamp of approval are visited annually by a quality assessor who may award the establishment with the AA endorsement. Bookings are made directly with the establishment in question, so there are no commission fees to be paid. There are many attractions to see across South Africa and with AA Travel you can rest assured of a comfortable stay in a quality establishment.
Namaqualand is a semi-desert region that bursts into spectacular bloom from the months of July through to September. Each year people flock to see the spectacular show of millions of colourful blooms as the semi-desert comes into spring bloom. The area is unique to the South African landscape, an area with a harsh climate that has meant that local plant and wildlife have had to adapt to their surroundings. Endless fields of colourful daisies stretch towards the horizon beneath a breathtaking expanse of blue sky. Quiver trees dot the landscape, dwarfed by massive granite outcroppings and patches of quartz that sparkle in the sunlight. Namaqualand stretches from the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean including, to the east, a small town called Pofadder. It extends to the town of Garies located towards the south and reaches as far as the famous Orange River in the north.
The region is located just 5 hours away from Cape Town and boasts over 4,000 species of plants in this unique region. The Richtersveld National Park is a popular destination between the months of July and October when the flowers are in bloom. A visit to the Goegap Nature Reserve will allow you the opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife, including black eagles, gemsbok, aardwolves, ostriches, woodpeckers, spotted dikkops, springbok and Harman’s zebra, an endangered species.
If you wish to enjoy an extended stay you need simply check with the AA about which establishments are on their endorsed list before selecting one most suited to your requirements. You can book accommodations from Agulhas to Arniston, from Beautfort West to Buffalo Bay, from Caledon to Citrusdal, from Hopefield to Yzerfontein and everywhere inbetween.
A wide range of accommodations are listed on the AA Travel website. You could book into a cosy accommodation in the seaside town of Hermanus during September to do some whale watching. Each year these magnificent 50-ton mammals come to frolic in the waters off the Hermanus coast, so be sure to come and watch this spectacular sight.
The AA Travel endorsed accommodations list is quite extensive and it covers accommodation throughout South Africa. So, whether your destination is the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga or Limpopo, you can rely on the AA to provide you with a range of great accommodation options. There are also a number of great specials listed on their website for you to take advantage of.
The accommodation specials vary from establishment to establishment and can range from hampers of excellent South African wine and fine chocolates to discounted savings on room rates or other weekend specials. The specials are subject to change so it is always advisable to check with the specific establishment regarding their specials as you make your bookings.
The AA also issues an annual travel book, which is a great guide to written about South African travel by the travel writer, Kate Turkington. It is a guide to hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast establishments and guest houses throughout South Africa and beyond. You will find the various contact details for each listed establishment along with a brief description of their available facilities with beautiful colour photographs.
The website also provides a very useful map feature that allows you to key in the exact address of your destination so that you can select a suitable route by road. The website is packed with useful information, allowing you to find accommodations by easy location links and with plenty of full colour photographs to give you a clear idea of where you will be staying.
Popular destinations including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, the Drakensberg and the Kruger National Park are listed on the front page. If you are seeking accommodation by province you will find it easy to navigate between the various provinces, including. There is also an extensive list of currently available specials listed by town or region.