Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Year In The Wild - Update

Back in July, we posted an article on this blog about From 12 June 2011 to 30 June 2012, Scott Ramsay will be exploring and documenting the wild places of South Africa. He’ll travel to 31 of South Africa’s most special wilderness and wildlife areas.

We catch up with him at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, which I ashamedly admit, I had never heard of until now. But if the above photographs are anything to go by, I’m certainly putting it on my places to visit list.

“Why haven’t we been here before? That’s how we feel about the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. I’ve always wanted to come, but the famous places got in the way: Cederberg, Karoo, Kruger, Kgalagadi… Can you blame me – these are all special places of course. But that’s why I’m doing this trip…to discover new wilderness areas in South Africa, and to share them with likeminded people.

This CapeNature reserve is not particularly big (although it is growing – that’s the subject for another blog…still to come!). Situated south-west of Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape, the 10 000 hectare Gamkaberg has is special. Perhaps more than any other reserve of its size, it hosts an incredible diversity of animals and plants. It falls slap bang in the middle of the transition zone between the cool coastal mountains and the hot, arid Karoo.”

For Scott’s full article and amazing photographs, visit Gamkaberg.