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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 4

In the manner of the better photographers everywhere (well, we can fantasise can’t we?) we were up before sunrise and, with an oats breakfast bar removing all traces of moisture from our mouths, we drove off into the park looking … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 3

It was good to be back at the Karoo National Park and the familiar road led us to the reception area where we booked in. Again we were impressed and gratified by the friendliness of the staff, and as we … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 2

There is something profoundly agreeable driving, windows down, through the vast Karoo veld. At times like these, one’s senses are heightened, and the soaring joy of being alive in God’s great Creation cannot be overstated. With a kind of detached … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 1

Friday, 23rd August and the first suggestions of dawn’s gentle presence was felt as she caressed my brow. As consciousness pierced the fog of slumber, Dawn disappeared into dreamland, to be replaced by the awareness that Mrs Chips was up … Continue reading

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Karoo Trip – Episode II

Sunrise, the next morning was impossible to determine because of the heavy clouds still blanketing the nearby mountains. There’s something piously satisfying about being the first at the showers in a camp site. Hoping I’d elicit admiring glances from fellow … Continue reading

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Karoo Trip – Episode I

Mountain Zebra Park “Right – a break in the bush it is then,” I exclaimed with relief as we folded the last of the maps, and swept up the shattered remnants of the piggy bank. With the imminent World Cup … Continue reading

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A journey through the Karoo – in episodes

Over the next few days, I intend recounting a recent trip through the Karoo in South Africa. We visited three of South Africa’s National Parks – the Mountain Zebra Park, Addo National Park and the Karoo National Park. The posts … Continue reading

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