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  • Karoo

    National Park

    South Africa

    Beaufort West

    (see next after this

    coffee break)

  • Inside the Karoo National Park

    with partially bad road conditions

    on side routes

  • The Karoo Park is getting more interesting on the small roads

  • The landscape didn't substantially change for hundred of millions of years

  • The hartebeest is called "harte" deer because in Africaans 'harte' means heart. The horn forms a heart. Look at it.

  • Time is relative. Time is endless in the Karoo.

    The oldest granite is from 4 billion years ago.

    "The land will never change.

          If you change the land,

                it will turn on you."

        Australian saying from an

        Aborigine Elder

  • The Bradysaurus is the oldest reptile, which lived 265 million years ago  

    It belonged to the therapsida, which were the ancestors of us, the mammals

  • Earth, water, sun and the sky with the distinctive smell of the land with its vegetation - makes you small and reverential

Canary Islands

Almost, I would it call a second or third home. From the climate and fauna point of view, maybe also the life-style, it is absolutely comparable with the area at the Garden Route (from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town) at the Indian Ocean.

Of course, the Canary Islands have the big advantage to be closer (half the distance) to Germany. Especially, the islands of La Palma and El Hierro offers everything what the heart of a hiker desires.

Endless spring, sea and mountains, astonishing flora and 100 kms of marked trails and after a good day with hiking you can enjoy the best sea food ever.

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