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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

Port Elizabeth

Former home and antennas for amateur radio located in Walmer, a suburb of the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA.


Walmer2Backyard with Yagi antenna


antenna2   12 m mast with 4-element yagi


Port Elizabeth (312.000 inhabitants) or The Bay (Zulu: Bhayi; Xhosa: iBhayi; Afrikaans: Die Baai) is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed "The Friendly City" or "The Windy City", stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth was founded as a town in 1820 to house British settlers as a way of strengthening the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa. It now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which has a population of over 1.15 million and Port Elizabeth was renamed to Gqeberha in Feb. 2021.

Port Elizabeth city - view from the window of a landing aircraft

Port Elizabeth from the air view

Settlers monument

Settlers Momument

Government of Eastern Cape


Church Hill

Church Hill - church

Light house

Light house

Old Edward hotel

Edward hotel

View from Donkin reserve to old "Main Road"

View from Donkin reserve to Main Road

City Hall with market square

City hall

Old Main Rd., now renamed to Govan Mbeki Avenue

Govan Mbeki Road

Campanile (to the left) 1932, in memory of the British settlersCampagnile    

Public Library

Public Library

View from the sea to the beach

Beach from the sea

Centre for craftmenship

Craftmen Centre

Mount Croix -typical old quarter of PE

Mount Croix

Isn't it a nice place t have a coffee?

Café Mount Croix

my former QSL card

QSL card