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The majestic Swartberg Mountains and Pass

The Swartberg Pass The Swartberg Pass on the R328 run through the Swartberg mountain range (black mountain in English) which runs roughly east-west along the northern edge of the semi-arid area called the Little Karoo in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The Swartberg is amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the Read more…

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Prince Albert “the Jewel of the Karoo”

Prince Albert “the Jewel of the Karoo” Travelling just 72 kilometres from Oudtshoorn over the majestic Swartberg Mountains, or through the awe-inspiring route of Meiringspoort and the beautiful Prince Albert Valley, will bring you to the Great Karoo and the Victorian town of Prince Albert. Prince Albert is situated at the foot of the Swartberg Read more…

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New documentary highlights plight of Namibia’s desert lions

A new documentary, Vanishing Kings – Lions of the Namib, traces the story of survival of a small population of lions that live in the arid conditions of the northern Namib Desert. It was filmed in and around Wilderness Safaris’ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, in Kunene. Acclaimed wildlife filmmakers, Will and Lianne Steenkamp spent nearly Read more…

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The jewellery industry under threat

The jewellery industry has been severely affected by the visa regulations, the Chairman of the Jewellery Council of South Africa, Chris van Rensburg, has warned. According to van Rensburg, many jewellery and diamond companies, dealing specifically with tourists from China, will close their doors and employees will lose their jobs, should the regulations not change. Read more…

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