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Bushman in the Karoo

The almost infinite openness and silence are captivating time and again, but unfortunately Western man has left his mark here as well. Sheep from the many farms have overgrazed the land. Consequently, the original vegetation, mainly silvery shimmering grasses that keep the soil from drying out, have disappeared in many places. In the last 100 years, the Karoo has more than doubled its extension, and still today the semi-desert spreads into the bordering savannah.

Due to the average altitude of 1200 m of the central Karoo, temperatures in summer are usually bearable, although the thermometer reading can sometimes go well over 40 degrees Celsius. The Karoo gets as little as 300 - 500 mm of rain annually, which falls mainly in summer. The winter months are almost completely dry.

Top: Typical cone mountains in the Karoo.
Left: In winter it gets very cold in the Karoo.

Overberg
[Swellendam]
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Bontebok NP]
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Malgas]
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Garden Route
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[Mossel Bay]
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George]
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Oudtshoorn]
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Ostrich Farms]
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Cango Caves]
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Outeniqua Choo Choo]
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Wilderness]
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Knysna]
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Plettenberg Bay]
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Tsitsikamma NP]
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Eastern Cape
[St. Francis Bay]
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[Jeffreys Bay]
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[Port Elizabeth]
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Addo Elephant NP]
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Kenton-on-Sea]
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Port Alfred]
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Grahamstown]
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[Amatola Hogsback]
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[East London]
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Kei Mouth]
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Umtata]
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Transkei]
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Coffee Bay]
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Hole in the Wall]
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Port St. Johns]
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Karoo
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Karoo NP]
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Graaff-Reinet]
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Valley of Desolation]
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Mountain Zebra NP]
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