Roggeveld Trekboer spring migration

For the past 200 years, sheppards from the Roggeveld in South Africa have migrated their flocks of sheep between the Onder Roggeveld to the Bo Roggeveld.

Situated adjacent to the Tankwa Karoo which is the driest region of South Africa, the Bo Roggeveld is too cold and lacks sufficient grazing in the winter months. In autumn, sheppards move their flocks down mountain passes to the Onder Roggeveld which is warmer and will have enough grazing for their sheep during winter.

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The front of the flock en route to their spring grazing in the Bo Roggeveld.

Recently while touring from the Tankwa Karoo to the Garden Route we passed a flock that exceeded 1000 sheep to their spring grazing in the Bo Roggeveld.

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