Botanizing on South African farms

 

South Africa Farms

     

Below is the description of every farm and National Park location described in this blog.  To read about each farm you can either use the drop down menus under Botanizing in South African Farms or you can click on the name of the farm in the text below.

A Google Earth kmz file can be seen here to see the locations in Google Earth (download the file to use in Google Earth) of each place.  This has some advantages over looking at them in Google Maps, which are also included below and in the description of each location.  Click on the  yellow pins to see the name of the locations.

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You can click on the names of each farm below to go to their respective descriptions.


 

INTRODUCTION

 

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Rosario photographing the landscapes at Verbe farm.


Morewag Guest farm

 

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Views from our cottage at Morewag guest farm.


Verbe Farm                          

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Not a farm but fairly close to the Verbe farm near the Kamieskroon area.  This is Namaqualand in bloom at Namaqualand National Park.  This was towards the end of their flowering season!

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Mike and Tylecodon paniculatum at Verbe farm.

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These lizards were abundant in the rocky areas at Verbe farm.

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Conophytum pelucidum at Verbe farm near Kamieskroon, Namaqualand.


Lankverwacht guestfarm

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Our beloved cottage at Lankverwacht Farm near Vanrrhynsdorp.

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Crassula barklyi, one of the many succulents found walking distance from our Lankverwacht farm cottage.

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Many farms are good locations for astronomical observing.  Shown here the Milky Way and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds taken with our camera at the Lankverwacht farm.


Maskam Guest Farm

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The views from our cottage were impressive.


Wagendrift Lodge

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Rosario next to our room.


Sunbird Lodge and Fynbos Reserve

 

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Views of the reserve.


The Place                             

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Flowers at “The Place”, near Ladismith in the Little Karoo.

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Gibbaeum heathii at “The Place”.

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Gibbaeum pilosulum at “The Place”.


River View Cottages         

 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Mike and Aloe ferox at River View Cottages near Calitzdorp.


Redstone Hills Guest Farm                   

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Our large cottage surrounded by hills and nice vegetation.


Meijer’s Rust Farm                      

 

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Impressive landscapes and many succulents in this habitat.


Zuurberg Mountain Village           

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The lodge

         


Mansfield Private Reserve

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Eagle View cottage with spectacular views at Mansfield Private Game Reserve.

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Euphorbia triangularis at Mansfield Private Game Reserve near Port Alfred.