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Why visit Kimberley’s Big Hole?

Why visit Kimberley’s Big Hole?

Posted on: 27th February 2018| By: Marielle

Look, I’m not going to give you the gushing tourism prose about the attractions of Kimberley as a city. Gravel Road Adventures is about Truth and Authenticity. The real experience. So, I’m sorry … Kimberley is a dump. There. I’ve said it. But if, as a traveller, you just happen to be passing through, what…
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From Malgas Pont to De Hoop

From Malgas Pont to De Hoop

Posted on: 5th February 2018| By: Marielle

The name De Hoop was not inspired, as you would think, by the Cape of Good Hope further along south. Believe it or not, it was named after a stud farm called Hope where Spanish, or Andalusian, horses were bred. The farm was eventually bought by the Cape Administration to create a conservation area. And…
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Hanover, Hippos & Heritage

Hanover, Hippos & Heritage

Posted on: 1st February 2018| By: Marielle

Just imagine … after more than two centuries of having been blitzed out of the Karoo by the likes of explorer Robert Jacob Gordon and Governer Joachim van Plettenberg, hippo snouts can be detected rising and submerging in the waters of the Seekoei River. This is happening on a farm, about to become an official…
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