The Place

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We have twice visited “The Place”, both times in 2015, for two and five nights.  For succulent plants it is one of our favorite locations, having perhaps the greatest variety of small succulents of any of the farms we have stayed at.  The farm is large enough to have a variety of succulent habitats.  The more you walk the more succulents you discover.  As a guest you can try some of the host (Lizelle) great breads, soups and other dishes.  That and some home grown vegetables can be delivered to your cottage for you to enjoy at leisure.

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Our car in the distance.

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Our cottage during our first stay

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A larger cottage (the farm has 2 available).  This was our cottage on our second stay in 2015.

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The patio.

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The kitchen.  Very well appointed.

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The living room and dining room.

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The view from the living room.

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Lizelle makes an excellent rosemary bread and raisin bread.

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Map showing the boundaries of the property and places to swim and walk.

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Exploring the farm.

 

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Mike  photographing succulents.

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Gibbaeum heathii.

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Anacampseros arachnoides.

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Aloe  variegata

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Tylecodon reticulatus.

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Gazania flowers.  Note the colorful markings near the center of the flower.

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Gazanias, native to South Africa.

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Low shrubs and many succulents is a characteristic landscape on the farm.

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Flowering succulent.

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Crassula capitella.

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Conophytum truncatum.

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Avonia papyracea.

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Avonia papyracea.

 

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Adromischus sp.

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Sarcocaulon crassicaulis.

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Well camouflaged grasshopper.

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Conophytum truncatum.

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Flowers were present during our second visit in September.  Shown here the beautiful flower of Aptodimum indivisum or Karoo violet.

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Closer view of Aptodinum indivisum.

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Crassula columnaris.

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A river than runs through the farm.

 

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Photographing succulents often requires the use of a tripod.

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Crassula deltoidea.

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Gibbaeum nuciforme.

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Gibbaeum nuciforme.

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Gibbaeum heathii

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Crassula deltoidea.

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Succulent.

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Glottiphyllum sp.

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Euphorbia pillansii and Gibbaeum heathii.

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Drosanthemum sp.

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Gibbaeum pilosulum.

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Crassula pseudohemisphaerica.

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Gibbaeum sp.

 

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Succulent.

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Exploring the farm.

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Gibbaeum heathii.

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Gibbaeum sp. and very reddish Crassula columnaris.

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Gibbaeum spp.

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Gecko sp.

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Gecko sp.