In 1985 Mike (Snr) &Innes (Snr) Spies decided to start a tour company. Various tours throughout South-Africa and further into Southern Africa was on the menu. This gave Mike Spies Jnr the opportunity to keep the flame burning 35 years later.
Now in the ownership of the 3 rd generation with quality continues to increase and the passion for Africa as well.
I am totally hooked! I am still in the afterglow of seeing beautiful flowers, meeting lovely people, making new friends, having spreads of tasteful food and all being so professionally organised by Jenny, Mike and Marné, not to forget our skillful driver, Steven! Namakwa Toere we salute you!!!
The tour guides are very knowledgeable. Stay in hotel fantastic
The most amazing five days of my life. Namakwa Toere is the most professional tour operator I have ever experienced. From booking the tour, reception at the airport, accommodation arrangements and most important of all, showing us the flowers and hidden treasures of Namakwaland. I learned a lot about the flowers of the region the history, tales and stories.
Well organised, with the tour guide and his team all going 10 extra miles to offer guests the best possible viewings. Personal attention ensured a joyful friendly vibe and lots of fun. Strongly recommended.
Wat ’n belewenis!!! Dankie aan almal betrokke by Namakwa Toere. Alles was so spesiaal, mens voel so klein om God se skepping so te aanskou. Die Knersvlakte is vir my uitsonderlik.
Nothing is be better than a tour led by locals with a passion for their area – with an intimate knowledge of the flowers and plants of that area. Even in a desperate drought we were taken to where there were flowers. After a day’s exploring, we are greeted by family in a homely lodge with fantastic Afrikaans cuisine.
Dit was onvergeetlike dae saam met Namakwa Toere. Die kos was heerlik, die kamers was baie gerieflik en netjies. Die Knersvlakte was vir my persoonlik ‘n hoogtepunt met al hul klein vetplantjies en hoe hul oorleef. Dankie vir al die wonderlike plekkies waar ons langs die pad kon stop. Ons het wonderlike vriende gemaak.
Ons was in Durbanville opgetel en veilig Vanrhynsdorp toe geneem. Ons het in die gerieflike Namakwa Lodge gebly met 3 smullekker etes daagliks. Ons was beïndruk met julle kennis van die omgewing en al die blomme. Ek kan Namakwa Toere baie sterk aanbeveel vir almal.
Namakwa Toere is uitstekend. Mike en Marné is professioneel in die hantering van die toer en die toergangers. Hulle ken die omgewing en die mense van die omgewing; op dié manier kon julle ons in die droë 2017 verstom met die blommeprag van Namakwaland.
Baie dankie vir die beste tyd van my lewe. Daar is eerlik nie woorde om te verduidelik hoe pret die toer was nie, van die die grootste duine te klim tot die mooiste dorpies van Namibië te besoek. Ek het nog nooit so ’n verskeidenheid kos geëet nie en by sulke pragtige lodges gebly nie. Julle stap eerlik die ekstra myl.
I would say, “Everything”. From the efficient handling of all the administration involved ; to caring for individual needs on the bus; to the warmth and expertise of the tour guides. The warm welcome each evening at the family hotel in Vanrhynsdorp and the huge meals and comfortable rooms added up to a great experience.
Knowledgeable guides, beautiful flowers in abundance and attention to the smallest plants made this a tour to remember. Add good food, comfortable accommodation, heartwarming South African humour -we had a memorable six days in Namaqualand.
The whole team including the hotel staff are all stars. There were so many wonderful experiences that one could write a book about those four days. Thank you to a great team!
Unbelievable tour, tour guides, driver, cuisine, information , etc etc. You never want for anything, ever. Do yourself the greatest favour and join Mike and his capable team for the most incredible experience in your life, ever.
The tour leader Mike Spies is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to Namaqua flowers. He plans every excursions in great detail to provide real authentic experiences for the tourists.
We have just returned from the 13-18 September Tour. What a wonderful experience it was! Saw a lot of flowers, learned much about the environment and ate like kings!
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