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Travel Area Namaqualand Orange Bridge at Vioolsdrift

Vioolsdrift ( Vioolsdrif )
Namaqualand

Despite its importance for the traffic between both countries, the border town stayed small. Besides the police station and the customs quarters, there is not much more than a petrol station and a shop for the basics, just like in the sister town of Noordoewer. In the vicinity of Vioolsdrift, there are a couple of farms bordering on the Orange river. They mainly grow vegetables under irrigation using water from the river.

The reason for the lack of development and settlement might be found in the extreme climate. In the narrow valley of the Orange, which lies almost at sea level and is lined by bizarre rock massifs the heat is blazing in summer with temperatures often rise above 40 C.

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