Scenes of the North Western Cape, en-route.

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.

 

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North Western Cape by Morag Noffke

 

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Lonely farm, off the beaten track, North Western Cape, by Morag Noffke

 

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Sociable weavers nest, Northern Cape by Morag Noffke.

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.

 

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The road taking us towards the Namibian Border.

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The infamous goat kraal that we had to look out for, to make a right turn in order to find the Namibian border. North Western Cape by Morag Noffke

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Deserted homes, North Western Cape by Morag Noffke

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.

Take care.

 

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Scenes of the North Western Cape, en-route.

18 thoughts on “Scenes of the North Western Cape, en-route.

  1. Fascinating countryside. I was amazed about the sociable weavers! That’s cooperation! How far north of Cape Town are these places? Very different from the USA except much farther west than I have gone.Thanks for sharing. I would love to see a blogpost about your weather in different seasons.

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