…And on to Tankwa Karoo!

A wide and open expanse of land situated between the Cederberg Mountain Range and the Roggeveld Mountains.  The landscape is vast and fascinating, desolate and yet at the same time peaceful.

The highlight for me was watching the incredible colours of the sunset before star-gazing for hours on end at one of the most clear and spectacular night skies I have seen.  Revealing all the stars and milky way the darkness has to offer without city lights or smog filled air to ruin the show.

Here I found space, solitude and tranquility.  Oh with the exception of Afrikaburn and the rising of Tanka Town for one week…but that is a different story!

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My first road trip of discovery in South Africa…

…Took me directly north of Cape Town, passed the Cederberg Ranges, on to Clanwilliam and then totally off the beaten track along a dusty broken road to a small Nature Reserve nestled in between a valley of mountains.

“This is where I had time to dream, to think, to enjoy peace and quietness and the wonders of life – the sky, the mountains, the fresh air.”

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To be continued…



The endless cycle of idea and action,

Endless invention, endless experiment,

Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;

Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;

Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word….

Where is the Life we have lost in living?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T. S. Eliot