A Blast from the past… Project 365/365

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children. (Quoted from Tankwa Karoo National Park booklet)

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/364

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children. (Quoted from Tankwa Karoo National Park booklet)

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/363

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/362

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

One of the many houses of the past… This one was originally a stone house but the add on’s  was made of clay brick. I am not sure if this is Waaikop Cottage. The building does not look the same as the photo in the pamphlet but the description of clay and stone fits….

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/361

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

One of the many houses of the past…

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/360

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Paulshoek Cottage

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/359

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Paulshoek Cottage

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/358

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Paulshoek Cottage

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/357

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/356

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/355

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/354

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/353

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/352

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/351

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/350

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/349

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/348

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/347

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

I have no idea what this is, but am going to find out and will let you know. If I look at the flower it looks like a type of Protea but I am not sure at all.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/346

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

Tortoise Berry

A much-branched rigid shrub, grows up to 4 m high. Occurs in fynbos, renosterveld and strandveld; usually in sandy soils.

The berries are edible but have an astringent taste. Birds and tortoises love eating these berries.
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A Blast from the past… Project 365/345

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

Bell bush

A much-branched perennial shrublet with a roundish shape and grows up to 1m high. It is drought resistant, palatable and well grazed by livestock. The presence of the plants indicates that the veld is ‘n good condition.345a 345b 345c 345d

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/344

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/343

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/342

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

The Tankwa has been described as one of the most arid regions in the Karoo. The mean January temperature in the park is a sweltering 39.9○C, but in July the average drops to a freezing 5.7 ○C. Summer temperatures regularly soar into the 40’s. Rian, on the other hand, is not as plentiful.  According to the Park manager the park had a grand total of 25 mm in 2005. Historically the park averages about 170mm a year, as measured at the Roodewerf Station. As a designated arid park, the South Western section of Tankwa also fulfils the definition of semi-desert.

But within this arid, almost hostile region, men have tried to create a living out of the wilderness, and the evidence of this is found throughout the park in the form of houses, ruins, kraals and graveyards. (Above information quoted from park booklet)

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/341

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/340

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/339

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/338

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

Photo’s taken around the De Zyfer Cottage. There was so much to see. Beautiful landscapes and even more beautiful flora.

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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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/337

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

De Zyfer Cottage

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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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/336

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/335

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/334

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

 

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A Blast from the past… Project 365/333

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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14  September 2013: On Route between Upington and Calvinia.

Just across the Calvinia Hotel

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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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/330

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/329

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/328

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/327

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/326

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/325

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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A Blast from the past… Project 365/324

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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