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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

The "Mother City"

Cape Town is called the "Mother City".

-  and your mother is good for your soul.



                    Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope

View from Table Mountain to the City of Cape Town (left Lion Head)

View from Table Mountain

"Abseiling " is a typically Africaan artificial

word built from different languages, English,

Africaans, Dutch and maybe also German. Abseiling

is nothing for the faint-hearted.


Table Mountain in its whole beauty.

Table Mountain

Malay Quarter

The Malay Quarter

is founded by released Malay slaves in the 18th century.

It is a beautiful and dreamy corner of Cape Town.


is maybe one of the most important botanical gardens in the southern hemisphere of Africa.

The garden is fantastically embedded in the ascending hills of the northern part of the Table Mountain.


BirdHail! Snatched and bartered oft from hand

to hand,

      I dream my dream, by rock and heath

and pine,

    Of Empire to the northward. Ay,

one land

      From Lion's Head

to Line!

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.