Sterkfontein Dam

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Apr 142009
 
Sterkfontein Dam

South Africa (Free State) Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are the beauty of Sterkfontein Dam Reserve, covering 18,000 ha at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck and Grey Rhebuck inhabit the Sterkfontein Reserve. The [Curious? Find out more…]

Kunene River / Rio Cunene

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Apr 082009
 
Kunene River / Rio Cunene

Angola – Namibia The Cunene valley, the natural boundary between Angola and Namibia, is an extension of the south-central Africa Okavango-Chobe-Zambezi biome of rivers, swamps, riverine forest and woodlands. The name Kunene was given to this river by the Herero people. Kunene in their language means “right-hand-side” and the name refers to the country north [Curious? Find out more…]

Tugela River

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Apr 072009
 
Tugela River

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) The Tugela River is the largest river in the province. The river originates in the Drakensberg Mountains at Mont-aux-Sources, itself the source of tributaries of two other major South African rivers, the Orange River and the Vaal River. The Tugela plunges 947 m down the Tugela Falls, then cuts through Tugela Gorge [Curious? Find out more…]

Apr 062009
 
Langebaan

South Africa (Western Cape) Langebaan is an idyllic little seaside town on the South African West Coast.  Founded in 1922, this historical town was once a whaling station but has evolved into a mecca for nature-lovers and water sport enthusiasts. The lagoon is part of the West Coast National Park, a world-renowned birding spot.  During [Curious? Find out more…]

Breede River

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Apr 042009
 
Breede River

South Africa (Western Cape) The Breede River (Afrikaans: Breërivier) is a river in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is approximately 337 km long with a catchment area of 12,384 km². The word “Breede” is Dutch for “wide”. The major towns include Port Beaufort, Swellendam, Montagu, Robertson and Worcester. There is one dam [Curious? Find out more…]

Zambezi River

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Apr 032009
 
Zambezi River

Zambia – Angola – Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe – Mozambique The legendary Zambezi River is in itself a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2 700 km course, the Zambezi fertilizes the Barotse Floodplains and plunges over the Ngonye Falls. Here, the mighty Zambezi River reaches a 1 500m [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Tanganyika

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Apr 022009
 
Lake Tanganyika

Burundi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the 19th century by the English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke. They pursued it as the source of the Nile, arriving at its shores in February of 1858, only to discover that the Ruzizi River in [Curious? Find out more…]

Orange River & Gariep Dam

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Apr 012009
 
Orange River & Gariep Dam

Lesotho South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape) Namibia (Karas) The Orange is a major river in southern Africa, one of the longest on the continent and one of the longest south of the Tropic of Capricorn. After rising in the Lesotho Highlands, less than 200 km from the Indian Ocean, the river flows [Curious? Find out more…]

Vaal River & Vaal Dam

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Apr 012009
 
Vaal River & Vaal Dam

South Africa (Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, North West, Northern Cape) The Vaal River is a northern tributary of the Orange River. Rising at Sterkfontein Beacon near Breyten, in Mpumalanga province, it flows 1 210 km southwest to its confluence with the Orange near Douglas; the Vaal’s middle section forms most of the Free State’s northern provincial [Curious? Find out more…]

Mar 312009
 
Lake Jozini

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) – Swaziland The Pongola River, broad and perennial, meanders through the center of Pongola Game Reserve before entering the man-made 13 276 hectare lake. It provides a leisure environment unique for a South African bushveld destination. Safari cruises, canoe adventures, birding and tiger fishing are among the main activities. The area is [Curious? Find out more…]

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