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15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

De Zyfer Cottage date from the early 1900’s. De Zyfer is near the park offices and the first teacher at Roodewerf, Visser, taught Nellie Geldenhuis of De Zyfer. When she left school, he married her. In those days you could only visit as far as you could walk. De Zyfer Cottage was restored by the park in 2009336a 336b 336c 336d

All the information in the above post I got from the information booklet I bought at the Tankwa Karoo National park.

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Coreen

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15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is situated roughly in the middle of the Tankwa Karoo area, on the border between the Western Cape and the Northern Cape Provinces. The Tankwa has been described as one of the most arid regions of the Karoo. The park has a rainfall gradient of 50mm in the South West to 700mm on the Roggeveld in an average year.

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Dad guides me through some rough patch in the road.

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All the information in the above post I got from the information booklet I bought at the Tankwa Karoo National park.

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Coreen

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15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

With the rocky Cederberg Mountain range to the west, the Roggeveld Escarpment to the east and the Klein Roggeveldberg Mountains to the south, Tankwa Karoo stretches from Ceres in the south to Calvinia in the north.334a 334b 334c 334d

 

All the information in the above post I got from the information booklet I bought at the Tankwa Karoo National park.

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Coreen

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15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

A early breakfast before we headed to the Tankwa Karoo National Park. It was a chilly morning and it looked like we were going to get wet.333a 333b 333c 333d

 

 

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Coreen

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #51

Life is not about avoiding pain, it is about seeking happiness… Even in the smallest of everyday things.

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #50

If you aren’t “good enough” for someone, they aren’t good enough for you.58

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #49

Life is way better when you’re laughing….57

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #48

Everything draining you of power comes from you allowing someone else’s values to “twist” your perception of your SELF.

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #47

It’s much easier to turn a friendship into love than it is to turn love back into a friendship.

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #46

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, remember that God has given you a thousand reasons to smile.

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #45

53Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.

Oprah Winfrey

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #44

52Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

Rumi

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #43

When the heart truly understands, it lets go of everything.

Ajahn Chan51

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #42

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld50

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #41

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.

 Bruce Lee

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #40

When you practice contentment you can say to yourself, “Oh yes I already have everything that I really need”

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My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #39

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Thackeray47

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #38

Now is another chance to start again, to forgive, to love, to dance and to smile.

Samantha Backman46

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #37

Focus on the Positive45

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #36

Want to find happiness in your life? Appreciate the small stuff. You are blessed more than you realize.44

My Photo someones Quote: 2015 #35

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Prov 3:543

A Blast from the past… Project 365/332

14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Just across the Calvinia Hotel

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Just across the Calvinia Hotel I found this old steam locomotive….

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

While driving around in Calvinia we came across this unique guesthouse. I just love all the detail.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

 

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

 

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

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Sonskynfees 2015: Pierre Rossouw

Pierre Rossouw is one of our own local singer/songwriter. In 2012 he won one of our reality shows “Ons soek die sanger”.  Pierre was given a wonderful talent and he can compose a song for you in a few minutes. He is also a presenter at one of our local Radio Stations Bok Radio. They have a slot where you send in some key words and he’ll compose a song unplugged on air.

For more than 10 years now Pierre has written songs for well known artists. He writes around 150 songs in a year.

Pierre is a very down to earth guy  with a heart of gold.  I have had the pleasure of capturing him in the past at festivals and functions. He is also closely involved with The Alta Du Toit Aftercare Centre in Bellville.

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees.

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Sonskynfees 2015: Kosie Beukes

Kosie Beukes is only 7 years old and he masters 13 instruments already. I had the pleasure to capture this little guy at the Sonskynfees this year. Hope to meet him again someday. Will keep a close eye on his music career. When Shaleen talked to him on stage he said that he  is better than his grandad on the  concertina… Just love this little boys attitude…

Here are some information I got from an  article about Kosie in the Boksburg Advertiser.

“Kosie picked up his first guitar when he was just two years old and even though it was a toy, he would seemingly play along when he heard a song he liked.

“He began playing his first instrument before he was five when his grandfather gave him a box guitar,” says mom.

“I think that was probably the first time my husband and I actually began to realise that our child was gifted.”

After realising that his mother is talking about his musical gift, Kosie quickly stands up and fetches his most recently purchased instrument, the mandolin, looking very eager to play a song.

Appearing delighted to have another chance to show off some of his musicality, he pulls on a few strings as his mother goes on about how he started playing the concertina.

“It was just a matter of months after Kosie first picked up the concertina before he could play at least 15 songs.

“His grandfather showed him how to play only once, and nine days later he was playing an entire song with no assistance,” says Julia.

She says Kosie is usually a very introverted child, but his personality changes once he starts playing an instrument or gets up on stage to perform.

Julia believes that Kosie may be the youngest concertina player in South Africa because, according to her, the youngest concertina player recorded by the Guinness Book of Records is the same age as her son.

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees.

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/315

14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  on our trip.

 

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Coreen

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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Some information about Calvinia I got from the Calvinia Hotel’s website.

When entering the Calvinia Hotel, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality.

The Hotel offers 25 rooms all with en-suite showers & bathrooms, a Splash Pool to cool off in the summer heat, Conference facilities for up to 80 pax, a Beer Garden, Secure parking and Restaurant & Bar which is currently independently owned and operated.

Formed in 1851 on the Oorlogskloof River and named after religious reformer Johan Calvin, Calvinia lies at the foot of the dolerite-topped Hantam Moutains. “Hantam” being a Khoi word meaning “ where the red bulbs grow”. It is the region’s key growth point and one of the country’s largest wool-producing areas.

The Calvinia Hotel was formally known as the Hantam Hotel and in the olden days The Royal Hotel. On Wednesday 28th April 1926 a banquet was held in the Royal Hotel in honour of the visit of the Earl of Athlone and HRH Princess Alice to the town. The menu and dance programme of this occasion are displayed in the reception area of the Hotel. During 1994, part of the Hotel was destroyed by fire, but rebuild in 1995.

Some of the photo’s I took of Calvinia  Hotel’s  Dining room on our trip.

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