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Hantam Karoo

The Hantam Karoo, Northern Cape The Hantam Karoo is the south-western semi-arid region of the Northern Cape. Like Namaqualand to the north, the Hantam Karoo region breaks into a profusion of flowers along with the Namaqualand region to the north. What mostly distinguishes the Hantam Karoo from Namaqualand is the type of flowers that spring up after the September – October rains. In addition to the ‘Namaqualand daisy’, a great number of bulb species also appear – many of them endemic to this area. Nieuwoudtville is...

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North to West Cape flower spectacular North to West Cape flower spectacular

Earlier this month I posted about my adventure in the Northern Cape to see the annual floral display mother nature puts...

Northern Cape flower spectacular Northern Cape flower spectacular

I’ve been dreaming about seeing the West Coast and Northern Cape flowers for years! Growing up in Jozi’s concrete wonderland...

Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA Driving the longest uninterrupted gravel road in SA

The longest uninterrupted gravel road in South Africa is a drive that everybody should experience at least once...

The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape The colours of Calvinia - Northern Cape

Calvinia is small. It’s a dusty town ringed by copper mountains and creaky windmills. Once a year, its weathered face blossoms...

Shoot! An Extreme Trail Run, Oorlogskloof, Nieuwoudtville Shoot! An Extreme Trail Run, Oorlogskloof, Nieuwoudtville

Oorlogskloof Trail Run, an extreme mountain marathon in the QUANTUM Country Classics Series, proved the perfect arena in which ...

Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

The wild flowers of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand, in South Africa, are regarded as a botanical wonderland. Tourists ...

Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

The Cape Wild Flowers are one of the natural wonders of the world. The arid areas of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand are ...

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Nieuwoudtville Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Nieuwoudtville

The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve has unique flora and fauna, deep ravines, rock art, pools, waterfalls and great hiking trials

Hiking Trails at Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Niewoudtville Hiking Trails at Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Niewoudtville

Two 4 -5 day hiking trails beckon the serious hiker in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve just outside Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape

Papkuilsfontein 4x4 Trail, Niewoudtville, Northern Cape Papkuilsfontein 4x4 Trail, Niewoudtville, Northern Cape

The Papkuilsfontein trail carves its way through the breathtaking scenery of the Bokveldsberg. The sheer drops at the edge of ...

Birding Routes in South Africa - Tankwa Karoo Birding Routes in South Africa - Tankwa Karoo

The remote, arid and stony Tankwa Karoo offers a birding list of 174 species, of which 18 are endemics. The spectacular scenery ..

Tankwa Karoo Birding Route Tankwa Karoo Birding Route

A biodiversity hotspot, the remote, arid and stony Tankwa Karoo offers a birding list of 174 species, of which 18 are endemics.

An excellent year An excellent year

Nieuwoudtville, the 'bulb capital of the world,' is expecting a blooming good floral display this season

A shimmering beauty A shimmering beauty

For decades the Tankwa Karoo National Park south of Calvinia was more or less off-limits to visitors while the veld was given ...

Top Wild Flower Spots on the West Coast and Northern Cape Top Wild Flower Spots on the West Coast and Northern Cape

In August and September, the wildflower displays on the Cape West Coast and the in the Northern Cape are considered to be among ..

Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape

The Tankwa Karoo National Park protects one of the most beautiful parts of the unique Tankwa Karoo in South Africa.

The Hantam National Botanical Garden The Hantam National Botanical Garden

The Hantam National Botanical Floral Garden at Nieuwoudtville is South Africa's ninth national botanical garden famed for the ...

Nieuwoudtville Falls, Hantam Karoo, Northern Cape Nieuwoudtville Falls, Hantam Karoo, Northern Cape

Just north of Nieuwoudtville, the Doring River drops some hundred metres into a deep rock pool. This is pleasant spot to enjoy ...