Gariep Dam

Watersnake

Water Stories of the Drylands

In the Kalahari and Karoo, water is treated with a reverence not found in moister climates. Here you will hear of the Watersnake, a creature that rules the watercourses.

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Norval’s Pont, Northern Cape

Norval’s Pont links the Free State with the Northern Cape via a bridge on the Orange River.

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Smithfield, Free State

Set on the Friendly N6 highway between Bloemfontein and East London, the little Free State town of Smithfield markets itself as being “halfway to anywhere in South Africa”.

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Venterstad, Eastern Cape

Venterstad is a quiet little town on the Gariep Route.

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Bethulie’s Amazing Book Hotel

South Africa’s one-and-only Book Hotel.

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