Sunday, November 20, 2011


Twyfelfontain, "doubtful spring" in Afrikaans, has been occupied for 6,000 years by hunter-gathers and, more recently Khoikhoi (what we call bushmen) herders. The name refers to the inconsistent spring in the area. A white settler farmed here after World War II, but the unreliable water source eventually drove him out. This is the remains of the farmhouse.

The landscape, mostly mica shist, is daunting, but quite beautiful:

Little Rock dassies find it a congenial home, just the same:

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