One of the best ways to explore the Namaqualand National Park is on mountain bikes, but make sure you plan your route in this semi arid region of South Africa. Continue reading Lost in Namaqualand
The Tankwa Karoo National Park offers more than a floral display to visitors. It is ideal for walking and mountain biking through semi desert i the South Africa. Continue reading Mountain biking in the Tankwa Karoo National Park
“Do you realise that it is going to be freezing during your stay here?” was the opening question from Erna when she phoned a day before our planned arrival at her establishment in the Roggeveld. “Yes, we have seen the weather report and are packed for extreme weather” I replied. Amanda and I were preparing for our winter visit, the first of four 14 day … Continue reading Mud and snow beneath the stars in the Karoo
On a mountain plateau, harnessing wind power is an obvious strategy for plants. In the case of tumbleweeds, evolution has employed wind for seed dispersal while contracting insects for pollination. Endowed with a geophyte bulb to store reserves, the flowers erupt from the ground through a lattice of leaves, this family of plants punctuate the uniform summer landscape with vivid splashes of pink and red … Continue reading Pink in a flash.
After a week of perpetual cloud, epic winds and a continual deluge, the vivid radiance of a cluster of mountain top flowers is sufficient to uplift any spirit. Continue reading Sunshine Petals