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New Life in the Karoo

Posted on Mon January 13, 2020 in Karoo Rains.

With the ongoing drought in the Karoo, the recent relief of rain in January 2020 brought hope and a burst of new life in the area. Sneeuberg Nature Reserve is alive with a happy buzz of plant and bird life, while nearby towns exhale a sigh of relief at the result of the recent downpour.

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Stargazing in the Karoo

Posted on Thu November 28, 2019 in Stargazing in the Karoo.

When all the stars align, it brings you the opportunity to marvel at how vast the universe is, and how small the human. The Karoo skies are amongst the clearest in the world and famous for stargazing. Some of the incredible photos featured in this article were captured by pilot Sjoerd Jan ter Welle and company on a visit to Kliphuis.

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Top Five Animals to Spot at Sneeuberg Nature Reserve

Posted on Mon July 15, 2019.

In 2012 Sneeuberg Nature Reserve and four neighbouring landowners created the Compassberg Protected Environment, comprising about 26 000 hectare, under the auspices of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency's Stewardship Program. This means the area is protected from excessive development and wildlife has an opportunity to flourish. Here are some of the delightful animals you might encounter during your stay at the reserve.

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One with nature: stay at Sneeberg during the coldest months

Posted on Fri June 14, 2019.

As the temperate drops and the earth cools below freezing point, we prepare for winter in the Karoo. Icicles become artworks and wrapping oneself in insulated clothing to go for a walk becomes a daily activity. When indoors, reading a good book is the order of the day.

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How to spend a day in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet

Posted on Mon May 27, 2019.

When spending a night or two at Langhuis, our establishment in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet, you will experience quintessential Karoo warmth and hospitality around every corner.

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