Terry, we can down the mountain from Tiffindell on our way to Rhodes and caught the special moment as the sun was setting. What a spectacular area! Groete Hendrik.
This is a good shot of the Rhodes Hotel and brings back great memories of many nights at the bar after a days fishing... Greetings Terry Andrews.
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The Gariep Dam (formerly known as the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam) forms the largest storage reservoir on South Africa with a total storage of approximately 5 500 million m3 and a surface area of more than 370 km2 when full.
The intake tower is situated on the south bank of the Gariep Reservoir at Oviston, approximately 19 km upstream of the dam wall. Seen from above, the intake tower is shaped like a four-leaf clover with each leaf containing an inlet gate - all at different levels. In this manner, water can be drawn from different levels to help control the water quality. Each of the four inlets can be sealed to allow complete de-watering of the tunnel for routine maintenance.
With a length of 82,8 km, the 5,35 m diameter tunnel is the longest continuous enclosed aqueduct in the southern hemisphere and the second-longest water supply tunnel in the world.
Lake Victoria Wetland, at the foot of the village of Mount Moreland, is the biggest roost site for Barn (European) Swallows visiting South Africa during summer. From their arrival in mid-October to their departure in mid-April, it is sometimes possible to witness up to 3 million of these tiny migratory birds an evening from the special viewing site in Mount Moreland . The swallows gather together about half an hour before sunset, and provide a soul-stirring sight as they fly in their vast numbers over the Lake Victoria Wetlands.
In short, in 1992 the Bronkhorstspruit City Council donated 6 hectares of land to the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to be developed into a Chinese Buddhist, cultural and educational complex.
The main temple is designed according to traditional Chinese temple architecture. Words do little justice to this awe inspiring construction.
This resort is situated on the banks of the Krokodil River that flows into Harties dam. It is a very popular fishing spot. Carp fish of over 15 kg are caught.
This is a bit of forgotten history … an old hotel in the town of Vanstadensrus, not in use anymore, telling the story of cowboys and crooks! ...
At the foot of the Aasvoëlberg with the famous Eye of Zastron, a nine meter wide hole through a sandstone rock. Very nice examples of bushman art can be found on the various farms in the area.