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Posts with tag Tankwa Karoo

Leisure Wheels Magazine – March 2012 – Tankwa Karoo National Park

My third Year in the Wild article for Leisure Wheels Magazine, published in the March 2012 issue, on the awesome Tankwa Karoo National Park, one of my favourite wild places in South Africa.

Getaway Magazine – December 2011 – Tankwa Karoo National Park

My second feature article for Getaway Magazine, five pages in length, published in December 2011 on Tankwa Karoo National Park. (1.3 MB size). Also, check out my 2007 article on Tankwa Karoo NP, which was also published in Getaway Magazine.

Cape Times Newspaper Column – October 2011 – Tankwa Karoo National Park

My third column for the Cape Times, published in October 2011, on the Tankwa Karoo National Park. (1MB size). Also check out the online version on the Cape Times/IOL website.

Last day in the Tankwa

I've spent my last day here in the Tankwa Karoo National Park...and even though I've only spent a week here, it feels like home. So it's strange to be leaving. Come to think of it, I'm never really comfortable leaving a place...I think I'm a better person when it comes to arriving, if you know what I mean!
The cold weather has set in, and hopefully we will have some rain in the area, because the flowers need good regular rains to maintain their brilliance.

Thanks very much to park manager
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Stars above, flowers below…both work their magic!

Okay, so another sunny day has dawned on the Tankwa Karoo National Park, and although the flowers are the main attraction at this time of year, I'm having serious trouble keeping my eyes off the sky at night.  Last night I set up my camera to do a time lapse of the sunset and stars rising above the koppies and vast plains, which are best seen from the top of Elandsberg. It's an awesome view point. I'll upload the video of this soon, but for now, here are some photos from last night.

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Early morning yoga session in Tankwa Karoo

There was a little shed constructed of mud and grass near my cottage at caught the sunrise this morning, just as I was taking some photos. Thought I'd play around a bit! There's a real sense of freedom here in the rubs off definitely!