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Tankwa in flower

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Tankwa in flower

Unread postby letsiec » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi guys,

Have a look at the following link:

We had exceptionally good rains during May and June (93mm vs. the average of 42mm for the previous 5 years!) and Tankwa is bursting into life all over…
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Re: Tankwa in flower

Unread postby Hennie100 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:02 am

Thanks for the link, it look stunning. Can't wait for my turn to visit during middle of August

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Re: Tankwa in flower

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:14 am

Letsiec :D your Aardvark is just amazing :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

beautiful, beautiful pictures.

Thank you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tankwa in flower

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:44 am

How beautiful!! :clap:

I do hope that there are a few flowersw left for us to see at the beginning of September. :pray: :pray:
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Re: Tankwa in flower

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Hiya LetsieC, thanks for the link, and yes, it took my breath away. Pics of my happy valley (grew up in Calvinia). The aardvark is magnificent, the donkeys at the waterhole brought back vivid memories, and the yellow carpet covering the Tankwa. Sigh. Just breathtaking. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Tankwa spring flowers

Unread postby pamelajane » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 pm

We have just returned from 2 glorious days in the Tankwa - the flowers were spectacular and we were lucky enough to see an ardvark -a first for us-look carefully in the last photo -not a great pic but he would not lift his head! :dance: All I can say is if you can get to the Tankwa now you will not regret it :cam: ITImageImageImageImage

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Re: Tankwa spring flowers

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:43 pm

Looks gorgeous pamelajane! :clap: :dance: And an aardvark, a very special sighting. Thanks for sharing your pix with us. Tankwa is definitely on our 'To do' list! :thumbs_up:
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Tankwa Karoo

Unread postby Elephant's Eye » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:34 pm

We were at the new Hantam NBG ... nical.html

and at the Elandsberg cottages to see spring flowers. Too late for July's annual daisies, but everywhere we looked were swathes of magenta vygies. ... nnaga.html

I'll put up the next post about the cottages and the pool and the bees ;~)

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:20 pm

Thank you Elephant's Eye for sharing your Tankwa Karoo experience. I am looking forward reading more about the cottages, the pool and the bees :thumbs_up: . The Karoo is such a remarkable and enchanting place. There is nothing quite like a walk through the Karoo on a cold winter’s morning or a sun drenched late summers afternoon. That herb like smell of the veldt is great.
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Re: Tankwa Aardvark

Unread postby Oscarminx » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Hi, What camp where you at when you saw the aarvark?

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Re: Tankwa spring flowers

Unread postby pamelajane » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:23 pm

It was the Elandsberg Wilderness Camp -really very beautiful camp but bear in mind it was spring -I imagine it is very barren for the rest of the year. We had two bedrooms,one big bathroom with a large living area plus plunge pool!

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