Namaqualand, South Africa.... Where the wild flowers grow

'n windpomp, plaasdam en doringdraad - kannie meer Suid Afrikaans plaas as dit kry nie

The Valley of Desolation just ouside Graaff- Rienet Eastern Cape South Africa Sunset in January. The Plains of Camdaboo in the distance showing the vast flat lands of the Karoo.  Carl Smorenburg

The Valley of Desolation just ouside Graaff- Rienet Eastern Cape South Africa Sunset in January. The Plains of Camdaboo in the distance showing the vast flat lands of the Karoo.

Beautiful Karoo, scene South Africa is an amazing country - diverse landscapes & beautiful scenery. BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner www.belafrique.co.za

Beautiful Karoo, scene South Africa is an amazing country - diverse landscapes & beautiful scenery. Visit the Karoo

Deep in the Karroo - the semi-desert region that spreads across the middle of South Africa,  the road meanders across the 'gannavlakte' broken only by the gate onto the next farm

The only sign of water in this semi-desert Karoo land of South Africa.

Zoar (‘refuge’, ‘haven’) village and mission station 21km E of Ladismith, Western Cape. Founded by South African Missionary Society on Elandsfontein farm (1817), named after Zoar by the Red Sea.  Very old photo taken with very old camera. Please excuse bad quality.

Zoar (‘refuge’, ‘haven’) village and mission station E of Ladismith, Western Cape. Founded by South African Missionary Society on Elandsfontein farm named after Zoar by the Red Sea. Please excuse bad quality.

Karoo

The Karoo is synonymous with Windmills - (in Afrikaans - windpomp) you see them scattered over the landscape Karoo - meaning dry & arid region - is dependent on water (Windmills are the source of life)

Windpomp in Karoo

Lonely windmill in the Great Karoo pumping up precious water from underground - The Great Karoo Climate, Karoo National Park South Africa

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