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News Snippets from the Red Cederberg.



3 Hidden Places to get off the Grid in South Africa

You havenít truly lived, until you have experienced life off the grid. In such a busy world, itís hard to find some time to yourself. We recently contributed to a Webjet travel blog article; it showcased some of the most remote places in South Africa. The article centred on hidden locations around the country, which make for the perfect escape. Tired and exhausted? Find some peace in one of these secluded locations, and rediscover yourself. Weíve chosen our top three. Of course, we all know the Western Cape is the place to be:

Bakkrans Nature Reserve, Red Cederberg (Western Cape)

Journey through the uninhabited Red Cederburg region, and experience unmatched seclusion. Visit some of the sites, rich in human history, with artefacts and cave paintings.

Eyeview, Bushveld Game Farm (North West)

Get a birdís eye view and be master of all you survey. Eyeview, situated atop a huge hill, is the perfect vantage point to experience the wonderful attractions around you.

Birdsong Cottages, Modimolle (Limpopo)

Nestled in the bushveld town of Modimolle, Birdsong Cottages offers a wide range of activities including game-viewing and birdwatching. Hike through the Waterberg mountains and discover another side of Limpopo.

Get more information on these great getaways.

 
A strange request, with a Cederberg angle - April 2010

Dear Reader,

“Cederberg Accommodate” is our Red Cederberg monthly newsletter. Our newsletters cover a variety of topics, written in the same way as we speak.  

Carrying Capacity

Recently I got a call from a friend who is a regular visitor to Bakkrans, with a strange request. He wanted me to write on my ideas about carrying capacity, which he wanted to use in a discussion group he was planning. Not the normal carrying capacity for animal stocking rates. No, it had to be about the carrying capacity for people, with Bakkrans and Cederberg tourism as an example. More bluntly put, the issues around over-population.

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Some tall tales from the Cederberg - March 2010

 
Dear Reader,

“Cederberg Accommodate” is our Red Cederberg monthly newsletter. Our newsletters cover a variety of topics, written in the same way as we speak.  

We recently sat around the fire at Bakkrans, telling Cederberg stories. I decided to share some with you.

Moonlight, Footpaths and Wolwe

By now many of you already know that a clear full-moon night at Bakkrans is a very special occasion. The clarity with which one can see the surrounding landscape into the great Karoo is extraordinary. Those of you who have walked in the moonlight along the 4x4 tracks to the viewpoint in the Akkedisberg Pass and back, will especially appreciate the following tale.

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4x4 Roads At Bakkrans Reserve - February 2010

 
Dear Reader,

“Cederberg Accommodate” is our Red Cederberg monthly newsletter, which now also appears on our website. 

We cover a variety of topics ranging from Cederberg people, to conservation issues, research projects, community initiatives, Cederberg accommodation, events & happenings, and much more.  Our letters are always written in the same way as we speak and not from a scientific base, but rather as a reflection of how we daily observe nature and events around us.

We get lots of comments about our roads at Bakkrans. So, in this edition we tell you about our approach and methods for maintaining our 4x4 roads in the reserve.

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Our Birds of Prey Return - January 2010

 
Dear Reader,

“Cederberg Accommodate” is our Red Cederberg monthly newsletter, which will from now on also appear on our website.

We cover a variety of topics ranging from Cederberg people, to conservation issues, research projects, community initiatives, Cederberg accommodation, events & happenings, and much more. This letter is written in the same way as we speak and not from a scientific base, but rather as a reflection of how we daily observe nature and events around us.

In this edition we tell you about a few bird species at Bakkrans Reserve www.bakkrans.co.za. Bakkrans is part of the greater Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park, which is located in the Cederberg Succulent Karoo, a unique part of one of three very important bio-diversity hotspots in South Africa.

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At our Red Cederberg accommodation destinations you don’t share your facilities, space or privacy with any other tourists. When you or your group visit any of our tourist destinations, it is allocated to you exclusively, at no additional cost above our normal rental rates.