Namaqualand

Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape

The home of a windmill museum, a riot of seasonal flowers and the spiritual quiet of Deep Namaqualand.

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Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape

Nieuwoudtville, locally pronounced ‘Nowtville’, is a tiny village in the Bokkeveld mountains of the Northern Cape, a place internationally acknowledged as the bulb capital of the world.

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Okiep, Northern Cape

Okiep was once the centre of the South African copper mining industry.

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Pella, Northern Cape

The elegant, sandy-toned Pella Cathedral still stands as a tribute to the men of the order of St Francis de la Sales, the patron saint of writers.

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Pofadder, Northern Cape

In spring, the Pofadder region becomes the ‘front door’ of Namaqualand’s northern reaches.

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Port Nolloth, Northern Cape

Port Nolloth, near the mouth of the Gariep River, built its fame on the once-fabulous store of diamonds that came out of the Gariep and settled in the off-shore shelf formation.

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Springbok, Northern Cape

Come spring, the Namaqualand town of Springbok becomes Daisy Central.

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Vanrhynsdorp, Western Cape

The north-western Cape Karoo town of Vanrhynsdorp is a succulent centre.

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Karoo Keepsakes II on Safari: Into the West

The Karoo smousing season is upon us, and Karoo Keepsakes II begins its series of launch safaris.

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Karoo Roadside Attractions

Strange discoveries along Karoo roads.

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