Before we move onto Namibia here are a handful of photos showing the terrain, countryside and vegetation that you can find in the Northern Cape.
Northern Cape, by Morag Noffke.
It is sparsely populated and is thought of as the home of the San (Bushmen),
a hunter-gathers and the oldest people of this area before the westerners came.
Compound community nests are built by the sociable weaver who lives in the Southern Africa, particularly Northern Cape, Namibia, and Botswana. The birds build their nests on tall things as telephone poles or trees. The nests are the biggest nests in the world and can house up to 500 birds. Some of the biggest nests are over 100 years old. Apparently the middle chambers remain warmer and these are used at night when it can get very cold.
Me standing under a Kokerboom (quiver tree) which is a succulent
found in Southern Africa.
Thank you for coming along with me. I have enjoyed the journey so far. Next week I will tell you about some of our Namibia travels. I am sorry I don’t have any campfire stories, fables, myths and folklore to tell you. I hope one day I will get to know more of these people and their ways.
Scenes of the North Western Cape, en-route.