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Verlorenvlei looking towards Moutonshoek

Decades after conservationists called for the Verlorenvlei near Elands Bay on South Africa’s West Coast to be afforded formal conservation protection to preserve its biodiversity, this Ramsar site is still under threat. A local authority, Bergriver Municipality, has now taken action which could turn the years of environmental neglect around. Twenty-five years ago conservationists called […]

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News from the Vlei – April 2005

Published on April 30, 2005 by in News from the Vlei

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Whenever I think that there cannot be any more interesting things to write about, we make another discovery! Considering the arid environment it is extraordinary how many forms of life we are finding.   It is also amazing how quickly plants turn green or appear from nowhere if some watering is done.   On Sunday […]

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News from the Vlei – March 2005

Published on March 19, 2005 by in News from the Vlei

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We have finally been given the go ahead on our heritage settlement proposal, so Nick persuaded Amandla Construction who are completing the tar road from Veldrif to Elands Bay, to bring a huge front end loader and level our piece of land!  Petrus from Springbok drove the loader, overseen by Piet, who builds roads all […]

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News from the Vlei – February 2005

Published on February 28, 2005 by in News from the Vlei

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We made the big move on Friday 25th February 2005; I traveled in Lady Bird with Sam in the dog box and Tiger Lily in a basket on the back seat.    Tiger meowed from Cape Town to the Vlei, a distance of some 250 kilometers!  Nick followed in his bakkie with a trailer and our friend […]

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