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Feb 18, 2016 - Part 2: the Swartberg Pass and Prince Albert

After all the giraffe-excitement (and I finally stopped crying...) we continued our drive and ended up at the extremely mountainous and narrow Swartberg Pass. What a spectacular way to see the Swartberg mountain range which runs east-west along the northern edge of the Little Karoo in the Western Cape. The geography along this gravel road was amazing - we've never seen rock formations like this before!! Plus lots of baboons (or 'bobos' as I learned they are called by the locals), mongoose, a few deer and some secretary birds. Apparently...

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Feb 14, 2012 - Prince Albert

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here are some excerpts from the Lonely Planet – South Africa & Lesotho & Swaziland chapter on the Western Cape about Prince Albert: “The seemingly endless Karoo has a truly magical feel. It’s a vast, semi-arid plateau (its name is a Khoe-San word meaning ‘land of thirst’) that features stunning sunsets and starscapes. Inhabited for more than half a million years, the region is rich in archaeological sites, fossils, San paintings, wildlife and some 9,000 plant species. In this land of blazing summers and icy winters, life...

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