MyWorld : Northern Cape

20 Jul

Visit MyWorld Tuesday and enjoy some amazing photographs from all over the World!

This week I would like to share some historical modes of transport and a rather unusual “billboard” from the Northern Cape.

The Northern Cape is also home to the Boegoeberg Dam which was created in 1929 by the construction of a 10.7m high weir which spans approximately 622m of the Orange River. It is located about 35km from Groblershoop by gravel road and is named for the medicinal Boegoe (Buchu) plants which grow in the region. The area is also known for its quiver trees (kokerbome) and the dam is often used for angling and watersports.


Posted by on July 20, 2009 in South Africa


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13 responses to “MyWorld : Northern Cape

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood

    July 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Really interesting bill boards! Great photos! Lovely dam! Thanks for sharing an interesting part of your world!

  2. koala

    July 21, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I love old-school vehicles but this usually means up from 1950’s 😉

  3. babooshka

    July 21, 2009 at 1:52 am

    It’s a step back in film time for me but in glorious technicolour of course.

  4. ladyfi

    July 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Love those old vehicles.

    Northern Cape looks quite unspoilt and quiet.

  5. Geogypsy

    July 22, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Nice collection of vehicles. The resevoir looks inviting.

  6. Leslie

    July 27, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see South Africa. Maybe one day. Love your photos.

  7. Erin

    July 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    lovely captures pierre. the cape is beautiful.

  8. Luiz Ramos

    July 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful Cape Town shots.

  9. babooshka

    July 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    That must be a magnificent tour for visitors. Such wonderful scenery.

  10. marja

    July 28, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Love the old cart What a great pictures and so many things to see. Here the sun can burn dangerously as well because we have a whole in the ozon layer above nz

  11. Arija

    July 28, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Loved to see the sights with you. Nice post.

  12. foto CHIP

    July 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    How beautiful the old vehicles can be! I like the light in your pictures 🙂

  13. Reader Wil

    July 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Pierre! Thanks for the interesting post! I have recently become more and more interested in South Africa, because last month we got two relatives from SA. They live in the neighbourhood of Cape Town.


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