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Garies is central to natures springtime flower show
115km south of Springbok on the N7

Nearby Towns: Kamieskroon, Hondeklip Bay, Springbok

In 1845, Garies sprang up on land given to the Dutch Reformed Church by the owner of the farm Goedeverwagting. Originally named after the farm, its present name, a Khoisan word meaning ‘couch-grass’, was given it by former Cape premier John X Merriman. A flood of visitors descends during the flower season and the Garies Municipal tourist hall stocks everything but the kitchen sink!
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Garies Tourist Information
PO Box 5
Springbok 8240
Tel 027 712 8035/6


activities and attractions
(letter stone) A road from Garies leads northwest to the Letterklip formations. It comprises several enormous, megalithic boulders on top of a hill carrying the names of early Namaqualand travellers who, it is claimed, used it as a post office. The combination of these boulders form a very scenic monument.

Rooiberg Hiking Trail
Tel 027 652 8000

Spring flowers
Garies is a centre for those setting out to enjoy spring’s show in the Kamiesberg.

activities and attractions


Featured Accommodation

Garies Self-Catering
Tel:027 652 1799
Cell: 082 950 3050
Self Catering, Garies

Sophia Guest House
Tel:027 652 1069
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Garies

Garies Hotel & Restaurant
Tel:027 652 1042
Hotels and Lodges, Garies

Agama Tented Camp
Tel:072 0400 614
Hotels and Lodges, Garies

Garies Hotel and Restaurant
Tel:027 652 1042
Cell: 072 396 1752
Hotels and Lodges, Garies

Flowerpower Farm
Tel:021 8547417 Cell: 083 461 3538/9
Self Catering, Garies

Municipal Caravan Park
Tel:(027) 652 8000
Caravanning and Camping, Garies

Nourivier Caravan Park
Tel:(027) 672 1501
Caravanning and Camping, Garies

Paulshoek Camp & Nama Huts
Tel:(027) 541 1055
Caravanning and Camping, Garies

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4x4 Trails and challenges
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Much More than Flowers
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Location: 45km, N on N7
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Flower Route
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Namaqua National Park
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Goegap Nature Reserve
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