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last days in south africa
Written by Jerem   
Saturday, 02 June 2012

I left Cape on another cloudy winter day, heading north. The road was not particulary interresting, and the landscape got gradualy more baren.

western cape 1 western cape 1

western cape 2 western cape 2

At some point, i choose to turn left to the ocean coast and try to visit what is said to be one of the most remote national park of South Africa : the Richtersveld NP. The road to the coast goes through barren landscape and felt really deserted.

western cape 3 western cape 3

There are 2 small villages on this remote part of the coast. One is an old fisherman s village...

coast coast

...the other city host the people working in the numerous diamond mines of the area

diamond mine diamond mine

Then the road stops and a track goes inland, following up the Orange river.

along orange river 1 along orange river 1

along orange river 2 along orange river 2

along orange river 3 along orange river 3

along orange river 4 along orange river 4

The park is a moutaneous area with desertic climate. I had a little time there, just enough to overlook this particular landscapes and flora.

richtersveld NP 1 richtersveld NP 1

richtersveld NP 2 richtersveld NP 2

To go with the remoteness of the place, the border crossing to Namibia is done with a small ferry.

border crossing border crossing

 

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