updated on Wednesday 28 May 2013
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here for the Events page
Namaqualand offers more than just Quiver trees and Gemsbok. Clear
skies and bright stars are part of the package! With the low level
of light pollution it often seems that one can touch the stars if
you reach up! Being able to identify some of the planets and
constellations makes the experience just so much more fun.
here for the Stargazers page
Thiart onthou ....
1957 - 1981 in
is gebore en getoŽ in Springbok. Het tot Std 8 daar skoolgegaan en toe
matriek in die Kaap geskryf en verder geswot in Wellington.
20 Desember 2011 - Die tweede hoofstuk van Linda se vertel stories
is bygevoeg. Lees
"Blue Mine" was added to the Springbok Features page.
The Blue Mine, in Springbok, is recorded as
the first commercial mining endeavour in South Africa.
|"Why would anybody in his right mind visit
Goegap when it is not in the flower season, and go on a hiking trail, 4x4
route or mountain bike ride in December? "
"The answer is twofold: to experience
the serene tranquility and isolation in close symbiosis with this area
rich in human and archaeological history and, secondly, to look close
enough and be surprised at the abundance of fauna and flora still around
although the plains are not covered in flowers."
Hinkel is world renowned in the area of contemporary dancing. He
was artistic director of Jazzart, the most established and
well-known contemporary dance studio in the country, from 1986
till early last year. His students have acquired international
He has now
returned to Okiep, where his father was a mining engineer in the
nearby Nababeep, where he plans to establish a dance studio and
provide the best opportunities for young people into an artistic
Springbok / Okiep / Nababeep area welcome him back? He has been
battling with the Nama Khoi Municipality since the first quarter
of the year to get his building plans approved.
The article includes a
sneak preview of a current production that they are working on, as
well as the full 25 min interview audio version that we had with
Some interesting maps has been added to the
Maps page. This include a downloadable digital version of the
1:250 000 SA Topographic map wgs_2916.
The train at
the mine museum - Nababeep - Click on the picture below
or right-click and "Save as" for the high resolution (
2169 x 540 pixels - ) version
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Residents of Springbok and visitors to the
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number of site visits
as the people who choose to explore it"
Cape Tourism Authority
If your travels take you through Port Nolloth,
Safari Camp is
a good place to stay over if you like a campfire, wooden cabins and a
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