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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Coreen

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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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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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Coreen

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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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

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.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen