A Blast from the past… Project 365/99

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 99a Project 365 99b Project 365 99c Project 365 99d

 

 

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/98

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

 

Project 365 98a Project 365 98b Project 365 98c Project 365 98d

 

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/97

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 97a Project 365 97b Project 365 97c Project 365 97d

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

 

Animal Life

The 94 Bird species which have been recorded include among others, Ostrich, Cape Eagle Owl, Black Eagle, the Spotted Dikkop and die Pied Barbet….

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/96

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 96a Project 365 96b Project 365 96c Project 365 96d

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

 

Animal Life

The most important game species in the reserve is the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, the Gemsbok, Springbok, Klipspringer, Duiker and Steenbok.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/95

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

Project 365 95a Project 365 95b Project 365 95c Project 365 95d

Animal Life

The 45 Mammal, 25 Reptile and 3 amphibian species which are found in the reserve are an important component of the animal life in this arid region.

 

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/94

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

Vegetation

In the reserve a wide and interesting variety of plant species can be seen. Perennial plants are mostly summer deciduous or evergreen dwarf shrubs of which many have succulent leaves. Five hundred and eighty one plant species have been recorded in the reserve.

Project 365 94a Project 365 94b Project 365 94c Project 365 94d

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/93

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 93a Project 365 93b Project 365 93c Project 365 93d

 

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

Vegetation

The typical Namaqualand vegetation which occurs in the Goegap Nature Reserve consists mainly of a large component of plants with a short life-span. These plants change the weld to a multicolored carpet of flowers for a few weeks each year. Where a mass of flowers occur in only one or two colors it usually indicates that the veld was disturbed.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/92

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 92a Project 365 92b Project 365 92c Project 365 92d

 

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate. Continue…

In 1990 this area was proclaimed as the Goegap Nature Reserve. The name “Goegap” is derived from the Nama word for Waterhole.

The reserve incompasses the typical granite koppies and sandy plains of Namaqualand. This semi-desert area has an erratic and uncertain winter rainfall of between 80 and 160mm per annum. Day-time temperatures vary from a minimum of below 10 degrees to a moderate 25 degrees with summer temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees with a maximum of 48 degrees.

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/91

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 91a Project 365 91b Project 365 91c Project 365 91d

Some background information that I got from the brochure we got at the main gate.

Goegap Nature Reserve is situated about 15 km south-east of Springbok in the Namaqualand and covers approximately 15 000 ha.

The Reserve was established in 1960 when the O’kiep Copper Mining Company donated 4 600 ha agricultural land to the Cape Provincial Administration for the development of a wild flower reserve. In 1966 the Hester Malan Wild Flower garden was opened by the Administrator of the Cape, Dr Nico Malan, in honor of his wife.  The reserve was later enlarged when the farm Goegap was bought by the Chief Directorate of Nature and Environmental Conservation and added to the reserve.

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/90

10  September 2013:  Goegap Nature Reserve

On the tourist route round Ribbokkop.

Project 365 90a Project 365 90b Project 365 90c Project 365 90d

 

 

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Coreen