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Diversity in Light – The Karoo

Posted on Tue September 22, 2020.

If you are in love with the outdoors and nature but can’t always get to places like the Greater Kruger, Kgalagadi, Botswana etc you need to find an affordable alternative to keep your photography skills fresh.

Recently I was invited by P.C Ferreira to visit him on the Karoo Gariep Private Nature Reserve to see and learn more about his conservation and tourism initiatives. The Karoo is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa. No exact definition of what constitutes the Karoo is available, so its extent is also not precisely defined. To that extent, I found the opportunities quite enjoyable and original. Please note that this is a NO HUNTING Farm.

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New Holme Karoo by Clive Prior

Posted on Tue September 22, 2020.

Cassia picked up on a 3 night package being offered by PC Ferreira’s New Holme Guest Farm in the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve near Hanover in the Karoo as a great opportunity to kick off an early celebration of Rob Kemp’s 80th birthday. The party consisted of Rob & Margs, Deon & Gill, Jean, Cassia and I. Rob and Margs had been in Johannesburg and would meet us there on the way back to Cape Town. The rest of the party left Cape Town at 6 a.m. on Thursday the 13th of June in 2 separate vehicles and met up in Matjiesfontein Hotel for a breakfast break.

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The BDI visits the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve …

Posted on Tue August 25, 2020.

The Seekoei River flows through PC Ferreira’s farm, New Holme, between Hanover and Colesberg in the Northern Cape, South Africa. PC investigated why the river was called the Seekoei (Hippo) River. He found that the last hippos along the Seekoei River had been on his farm, where they had been hunted to extinction in the late 1700s, probably 1778. PC worked for many years to get permission to do a re-introduction, and finally got it right to re-introduce a small group of hippos in 2006. For PC, this was the launch of a passion for conservation, and has transformed the traditional sheep farm of New Holme into a space where biodiversity takes precedence. It has official “nature reserve” status. PC is working with farmers all along the Seekoei River to establish a vast corridor of protected area.

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