Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa. It covers the section of the Cape Peninsula mountain range from the Kalk Bay mountains through to Constantiaberg. The area is a significant conservation area for the indigenous fynbos vegetation.
The Ou Kaapse Weg freeway runs through the reserve, cutting it into a northern and southern section. The Silvermine reservoir, on the north side, was built in 1898 to supply water to Cape Town.
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Terry, this is very similar to my shot and the memories are identical. Groete Hendrik.
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.
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.