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 Post subject: snow in Karoo
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I'm dreaming of a white... Karoo... with lions playing in the snow!

Hey, is NOBODY brave enough to go and snap a pic of them in the Karoo snow?
PLEASE share with us if you are lucky enough to see such a rare event!

Just dreaming... God bless and good night,

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Not the Karoo, but I'm sure we'll see those too. Have a look at KZN!

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Here we go:

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Hi Megan

Thanks so much!
I was there 10 days ago, and it was hot, dry and sunny.... looks like Europe!

Thanks for sharing. God bless,

Friedrich von Hörsten

ps I wonder what the lions thought of it all?

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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That's so difficult to believe!!! :big_eyes:

I know it is Winter in SA, and you get snow on the Berg, but I always associate Addo with heat!! :)

How often does this happen in Addo, and how do the poor animals cope? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Crested Val wrote:
How often does this happen in Addo, and how do the poor animals cope? :hmz:


Quite rarely, I believe, but the animals are used to the seasons here, and this is just a bit colder than usual.

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Crested Val wrote:
How often does this happen in Addo, and how do the poor animals cope? :hmz:


Quite rarely, I believe, but the animals are used to the seasons here, and this is just a bit colder than usual.



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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Hi Crested Val

I think these pictures are from Karoo National Park, not from Addo. You can see by the first picture. The rest seem to have been taken at the Sanparks homesteads in Karoo National Park...?

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Hi Friederich....that makes more sense if that's the case!!! :thumbs_up:

God bless. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Picture perfect! Thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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stunning pictures

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Here are some photos of the snow yesterday and this morning. It has started melting and there are many little waterfalls coming from the mountains. The temperature is very cold but its sunny.

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 Post subject: Re: snow in Karoo
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Thanks so much for sharing :thumbs_up:


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