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Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby Son godin » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

OWN you guessed correct :thumbs_up:

The connection was Alexandria. The lighthouse in Agulhus was design from or replica of the lighthouse built 280 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.

The coastal section of Addo is close to the town of Alexandria and you will find the Alexandria hiking trail in this NP.
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:47 am

The highest peak in South Africa outside the Drakensberg range can be seen from this National Park. Which peak and which national park?
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Unread postby gmlsmit » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:49 am

Seweweekspoort peak = 2325 metres maybe visible from the Karoo National Park on a good day.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:46 am

Ditto, Gmlsmit. :)
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby PNF » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:52 am

:shock: still trying to find a decent Atlas in this house......... :roll:

Will also agree with gmlsmit!
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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:30 pm

Nice try, GMLS, but there is a higher peak that I am looking for, observable from another NP.
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:24 am

:hmz: The only high peak that I then can think of is the Maluti mountain peaks - which falls part of the Drakensberg range - which can be seen from Golden Gate???? :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 am

Again, nice try, WFG. However, the Maluti peaks near Golden Gate all fall within the Drakensberg range. Virtually all of the highest peaks in SA do fall within this range, but I'm looking for the highest peak outside the range that can be seen from a national park. This peak is a standalone that dominates the surrounding area.
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby gmlsmit » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:41 am

If you ever drive through Graaff Reinet and have a bit of time, visit the Camdeboo National Park, spend some time and looking in the northerly direction and you will see the (2502 m) Kompasberg summit in the Sneeuberge.
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:44 pm

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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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby Son godin » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:00 pm

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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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:04 am

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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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby PNF » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 am

gmlsmit :clap: :clap: well done! (have now found the Atlas - better late than never!)
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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby Son godin » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:54 am

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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Re: Guess the SANPark quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 am

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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