Harrismith Things to Do

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    Qwaqwa National park

    by mvtouring Written Aug 24, 2009

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    Impressive sandstone formations, ablaze with the last red of the setting sun, or shrouded in a white winter blanket, are just two of the many moods of this beautiful mountain Park in the Drakensberg Mountains.

    The vlei's are filled with birdlife, the kloofs luxuriously vegetated and the caves adorned with mystical Bushman drawings. The flora is also full of surprises, with species such as Ouhout, White Stinkwood, Karee, Kiepersol, wild Olive and Yellowwood. The abundance of veld flowers in Spring and Cosmos in Autumn makes a visit more than worthwhile.

    Indigenous lilies, like Watsonia, Gladioli, Arums, Scilla and many more adorn the rolling, grassy plains, while Eland, Zebra, black Wildebeest, Blesbuck, red Hartebeest
    and Springbok go their way undisturbed.

    This park of 22 000 ha not only has a diversity of fauna, but also offers the discerning bird-watcher a rich variety of species, including the bearded and Cape Vulture, black and martial Eagle, Secretary Bird and Ostrich, as well as various aquatic species.

    The weather is very variable and visitors must always be prepared for cold conditions, even snow. The summers are moderate, the winters cold. The annual rainfall varies between 750 and 1000 mm and occurs mainly during the Summer months, in the form of thunderstorms.

    The park is about 60 km from Harrismith on the Golden Gate Road (R712) and forms an integral part of the Highlands Treasure Route.

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    Basotho cultural village

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    We decided to visit the Basotho cultural village, and I am indeed glad that I did it. A visit to a Basotho cultural village is one of those cultural experiences that is not to be missed on your visit to South Africa. "Kgotso"- we greet you in peace- and beckon you to "tlo bone"- a friendly Basotho invitation to come and see our cultural village. This warm greeting is extended to you by the inhabitants of the Basotho cultural village in the Free State province in the heart of South Africa. This friendly village lies in the scenic Qwa-Qwa National Park in an area rich in natural beauty.

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    Basotho cultural village

    by mvtouring Written Aug 24, 2009

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    We decided to visit the Basotho cultural village, and I am indeed glad that I did it. A visit to a Basotho cultural village is one of those cultural experiences that is not to be missed on your visit to South Africa. "Kgotso"- we greet you in peace- and beckon you to "tlo bone"- a friendly Basotho invitation to come and see our cultural village. This warm greeting is extended to you by the inhabitants of the Basotho cultural village in the Free State province in the heart of South Africa. This friendly village lies in the scenic Qwa-Qwa National Park in an area rich in natural beauty.

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    Golden Gate Highlands park

    by mvtouring Written Aug 24, 2009

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    Driving from harrismith to Clarens, you go through the Golden Gate Highlands park. No entrance fee is charged. Nestling in the rolling foothills of the Maluti mountains in the northern Free Sate Highlands, this is the home of a variety of animals, but also offers superb accommodation and attractions, entertainment, hiking trails and much more.

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    Sterkfontein Dam Reserve

    by mvtouring Updated Aug 24, 2009

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    Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are facets of the beauty of the Sterkfontein Dam Reserve which covers 18000 Ha.

    Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck and Grey Rhebuck inhabit the Sterkfontein Reserve. The bald Ibis, the blue and whitebellied Korhaan are conspicuous on the grassy slopes, while buffstreaked Chat, ground Woodpecker and Sentinel and Cape rock Thrushes can be seen on rocky outcrops. Bearded and Cape Vultures, as well as the Black and Martial Eagles and Secretary Birds are found here.

    The Yellowwood, Wild Peach, Koko Tree, Silky Bark and Bush Guarri flourish in the sheltered kloofs at Sterkfontein. Wild grape has twined into the tree tops, where they form a dense, leafy canopy that protects ferns and mosses below. Fungi and lichen nestle against living and rotting tree trunks. The mountain slopes are decorated with wild Myrtle, Redwood, Ouhout, Bush Guarri, Highveld Protea, Silver Sugarbush and the scarce Tree Fern.

    A two-day hiking trail has been established in the Sterkfontein Dam Reserve. Those wanting to relax and savour the great outdoor sensation and the beauty of the mountain will not be disappointed.

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