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Construction (Natural Swimming Pool)

Natural swimming pool construction

Work on the natural swimming pool began in October 2019 under the supervision of Anton Duivestein of Walker Bay Construction. An unusual element of our project was that the area had already been excavated when the old dam was dug out. Normally, when building a swimming pool, one can dig…

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A monograph on the genus Cliffortia

A monograph on the genus Cliffortia cover

We are pleased to announce the publication by SANBI of Chris Whitehouse’s “Monograph on the genus Cliffortia”. This publication has been over 22 years in the making. It stems out of Chris’s PhD work on Cliffortia done between 1999-2003 at the University of Cape Town, but much work has continued…

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New Hiking Trail between Stanford and Tesselaarsdal

We are excited to announce the launch of the Haarkapper Hiking Trail. This beautiful hike crosses over the Klein River Mountains, between Phillipskop Mountain Reserve near Stanford, and Tesselaarsdal, via Elzaksa Farm. The 15km trail follows a figure of eight route, starting from either Phillipskop Mountain Reserve or Tesselaarsdal. You…

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