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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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Golden Gate Highlands National Park :hmz:
Ribbokkop which is the highest peak at 2829m above sea level and part of the Rooiberge mountain range.

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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Wonder if it will be possible to see Edge Hill, Witteberg (2725m) near Barkly East from MZNP if you stand on top of Bakenskop (1957m). :hmz:

To be honest I think gmlsmit got this one if you exclude Maluti-Drakensberg. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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Some very intelligent answers here. Well done all. :clap: :clap: :clap:

- GMLS, Seweweekspoort, in the Klein-Swartberge - is close to Ladismith and would be more than 200km from the Karoo NP, and therefore too far to be seen. In any case, there is a higher peak that I am looking for.

- Phokojwe, Ribbokkop is in the Rooiberge close to Clarens, and therefore perhaps around 30-40km away from Golden Gate NP. It is higher than the peak I am seeking, however, to my knowledge, it cannot be seen from the NP as other geographical features block the direct line of sight.

- Son Godin, again, I would think the distance between MZNP and Edge Hill is over 200km, and so the peak is unsightable from the NP.

A fascinating topic this, and if someone espies a peak so far away, please be so good to let us know. :wink:

GMLS, your second assertion is the peak I am looking for: Kompasberg, at 2502m, and located in the Sneeuberge, can be clearly seen from Camdeboo NP and is a wonder of nature (as is the Valley of Desolation in the area).

GMLS, you're IT. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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gmlsmit :clap: :clap: well done! (have now found the Atlas - better late than never!)

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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gmlsmit well done!! :clap: :clap:

OWN,

Maybe you are thinking of Visierskop in the Witteberg. Ribbokkop is in the Golden Gate NP about 2 - 3 km from Generaalskop and clearly seen from within the park and the Rhebok Hiking Trail. Luckily you do not have to ascend this one.

Phokojwe, is not that wrong unless one classify Rooiberg as part of the Maluti-Drakensberg range.

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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Yes, thanks for the correction, SG. :thumbs_up: Ribbokkop is indeed higher than Compassberg (over 300m taller), but the former is considered as part of the Drakensberg-Maluti massif, while the latter is officially considered the highest peak in South Africa outside this massif. Since it is only 55km north of Graaff-Reinet, and Camdeboo NP surrounds this beautiful Cape town, the peak is easily seen from several vantage points in the park.

Over to GMLS. :popcorn:

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Thanks.


An easy one who was Tessa?

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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Can you please give us a bit of a clue? :pray:

I have a friend called Tessa and I'm sure that is not the answer you are looking for here. :D :lol:

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Tessa was a foster mother who lived at the place named after a Regiment of King Mswati II who guarded a river crossing against the Bapedi. Here she made a sacrifice and today is remembered at the place where he who swept clean spent many years.

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Skukuza in Kruger NP?

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 Post subject: Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)
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That was an easy one, GMLS? :shock:

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Yes, Tessa is remembered at Skukuza. Wander through the memory area in the place where the first warden and one of his best friends are also remembered and you will learn about Tessa.

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