1980 Fish River Canyon, Barbara

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1980 Fish River Canyon, Barbara

Mum at Fish River Canyon. One of our most memorable holidays. Trip from Cape Town in South Africa, driving though the Namib Desert to Windhoek and Swakopmund. South West Africa now Namibia. The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated. Wikipedia Converted from Slide.

1980 very large Weaver birds nest SWA now Namibia

We saw this enormous birds' nest on our journey through the Namib Desert. We travelled from Cape Town to Windhoek and Swakopmund in South West Africa (now Namibia since 1990). Converted from Slide. Video Social weaver birds nest in a tree in Africa - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife www.playrific.com/z/7988 Converted from slide

1980 Kalahari Gemsbok national park

South West Africa now Namibia. Trip from Cape Town in South Africa, we drove though the Namib Desert to Windhoek and Swakopmund in a Mercedes(without air-conditioning), lost hub caps and the undercarriage was sandblasted. It was a truly amazing journey. Situated approximately 260 km from Upington in the far northern Cape and 904 km from Johannesburg. Kalahari Gemsbok National park is the South African section of the greater Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park bordering Gemsbok National park of Botswana. The two parks combined form the largest protected area in southern Africa cutting through the dry area of Kalahari Desert for stretch of more than 35,000km² in red sand dunes, sparse desert vegetation and the dry river beds of Nossob and Auob river where the wildlife congregates for the dry season. The rivers are said to flow only about once per century. However, water flows underground and provides life for grass and camelthorn trees growing in the river beds. The rivers may flow briefly after large thunderstorms. The park has abundant, varied wildlife. It is home to large mammalian predators such as lions, cheetahs, African leopards, and hyenas. Migratory herds of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland, and red hartebeest also live and move seasonally within the park, providing sustenance for the predators. More than 200 species of bird can be found in the park, including vulturesand raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and secretary birds.[2] Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit and a lion stronghold in Southern Africa. Converted from slide. Reworked in 2019 Sunday challenge - rework archive photo not previously posted

1980 Fish River Canyon

Trip from Cape Town in South Africa, driving though the Namib Desert to Windhoek and Swakopmund. South West Africa now Namibia. The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which is today dry, stony and sparsely covered with hardy drought-resistant plants. The river flows intermittently, usually flooding in late summer; the rest of the year it becomes a chain of long narrow pools. At the lower end of the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs resort of Ai-Ais is situated. Wikipedia Converted from Slide. Reworked 2019