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 Post subject: Tankwa in flower
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Hi guys,

Have a look at the following link:

http://www.yearinthewild.com/first-day-in-the-tankwa-karoo-spring-flowers-everywhere/

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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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa in flower
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:02 am 
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Thanks for the link, it look stunning. Can't wait for my turn to visit during middle of August


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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa in flower
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Letsiec :D your Aardvark is just amazing :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

beautiful, beautiful pictures.

Thank you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa in flower
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa in flower
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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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 Post subject: Tankwa spring flowers
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa spring flowers
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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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 Post subject: Tankwa Karoo
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:34 pm 
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We were at the new Hantam NBG
http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/ ... 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.
http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/ ... nnaga.html

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


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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa Karoo
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa Aardvark
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Hi, What camp where you at when you saw the aarvark?


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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa spring flowers
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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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