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Birds Eye View: the Karoo advantage for bird lovers

Birds Eye View: the Karoo advantage for bird lovers

What better place for bird lovers than the Karoo? Wide open spaces, great silence, a vast sky. And thousands of birds breeding in a fair amount of freedom and security. Visitors are few and cautious, and therefore cause little upset to the birds who continue to come...

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Vanished People of the Karoo

Vanished People of the Karoo

The Karoo is so ancient you will hear the past whispering everywhere. If you listen, you can hear the soft cadence of long-gone voices in the wind; people who once moved through this harsh environment, blending their colours with the landscape like paintings on the...

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African Safaris: Zambia and Caprivi National Parks Tour

African Safaris: Zambia and Caprivi National Parks Tour

Probably the oddest piece of border format on the African continent has to be the Caprivi Strip. It’s a 280 mile-long panhandle pointing out of Namibia and stretching eastward to Zimbabwe. This thin piece of land shares its borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and...

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Karoostilte

Karoostilte

deur Chris Els (Stapper 2021) Life is a journey not a destination. - Unknown A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Mao Tse-tung Karoostilte is vriendelik deurdringend.  Dit is versadigend, verwelkomend, vervullend en lê anderkant die...

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The Karoo: the restorative power of silence

The Karoo: the restorative power of silence

The beauty of the Karoo is inarguable. It is a vast landscape full of shadows and subtle colours, comprising plains, valleys and hills covered in the famous semi-arid scrub vegetation. The Karoo looms; it is so old that one is overwhelmed by its size and silence, its...

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