Seeing the wildflowers in the Northern Cape had been on our ‘to do’ list for years, and we finally had the opportunity to make the trip in August 2015. While in Springbok, we chose to stay at the Kliprand Guesthouse.
On arrival we received a warm welcome and were shown to our room – Room 4 at the side of the house – a good-sized bedroom with a very large bathroom.
The bedroom featured a queen bed, TV, small desk, bar fridge, tea making facilities, a large mirror and wardrobe. The bathroom was also very spacious with a full-length bath, shower and pedestal basin. Toiletries were provided.
We also had the use of a large common lounge area, just outside our door, which looked comfortable with television, books to read and tea/coffee making facilities; it overlooked the pool.
The owners of the Guesthouse – Anne-Marie, Hannes and Rozanne – are very friendly and happy to make recommendations on where to see the best wildflowers, where to eat, etc.
For dinner, they recommend the Tauren Steak Ranch. The restaurant was a short drive from the guesthouse and even though it was a Monday night, it was very busy. We arrived around 6pm only to find the restaurant fully booked however we were able to go through to the bar and order our meals there. The restaurant has a very extensive menu – we opted for the steak and ribs – delicious! It is a good idea to book ahead at Tauren Steak Ranch, even on a weeknight. Springbok is a busy town for a couple of reasons – it is a stopover to and from Namibia, and it is one of the main towns where people stay when visiting to see the wildflowers.
After a very good night’s sleep, we went through to the light and airy breakfast room where breakfast is served until 10am. We had the choice of a wonderful array of cereals, fruit and yogurt, plus a delicious omelette or full English breakfast. The omelette’s are especially delicious!
We can highly recommend Kliprand Guesthouse for a comfortable stay in Springbok.