Where are the Hantam mountains?

Where are the Hantam mountains?

South Africa
The Calvinia district is part of the Great Karoo region of South Africa. The town is just south of the Hantam mountains on the banks of the Oorlogskloof (meaning “War Ravine”) River….

Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Hantam

Where is the Hantam Karoo?

Tankwa Karoo National Park is a national park in South Africa….

Tankwa Karoo National Park
Location Northern Cape, South Africa
Nearest city Ceres
Coordinates 32°15′S 19°45′ECoordinates: 32°15′S 19°45′E
Area 1,436 km2 (554 sq mi)

Where is Roggeveld?

The Roggeveld (Afrikaans for “rye field”) is a plateau in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape, South Africa. Its name comes from the wild rye once plentiful in the area.

Where is Klein Roggeveld?

Northern Cape province of South Africa
The Roggeveld Mountains (Rye-Veld Mountains) (Afrikaans: Roggeveldberge) is a mountain range situated mainly in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Is Little Karoo a mountain?

Little Karoo, Karoo also spelled Karroo, also called Southern Karoo, Afrikaans Klein Karoo, or Suiderlik Karoo, intermontane plateau basin in Western Cape province, South Africa, lying between the east-west oriented Groot-Swart Mountains (north), the Lange Mountains (southwest), and the Outeniqua Mountains (southeast).

Why is the Karoo so dry?

The Karoo, the central high-plateau of South Africa, is surrounded by the mighty mountain chains of the escarpment. The rain, brought by the humid sea winds, goes down over the weather side of the mountain slopes, so that the lee side stays basically dry.

What is the difference between Great Karoo and Little Karoo?

The Karoo is divided into the Great Karoo and the Little Karoo. The Little Karoo is delimited in the south by the Outeniqua–Langeberg Mountains that run east-west parallel to the coast, and in the north by the Swartberg Mountain Range that also runs east-west. The Great Karoo lies to the north the Swartberg.

Where is Hantam?

The Hantam Municipality covers 36 128km² and includes Calvinia, the centre, as well as Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos , Nieuwoudtville and Swartkop. Calvinia is approximately 400 km from Cape Town, Springbok, Upington and Beaufort West.

How many people work in the Hantam Municipality?

The Municipality provides work for more than 140 permanent employees. Seventy percent of the population of approximately 20 000 people live and work in the towns. The Hantam Municipality covers 36 128km² and includes Calvinia, the centre, as well as Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos , Nieuwoudtville and Swartkop.

Why visit the Hantam and Roggeveld?

Although somewhat forbidding in its remoteness and solitude, the Hantam and Roggeveld is a region rich in the magnificence of its vast open landscapes and the warmth and friendliness of its inhabitants. As one explores the back-roads of this region you will seldom not be greeted with a friendly smile and a wave from those passing by.

What makes the Hantam Karoo so special?

The Hantam Karoo comprising the small towns of Calvinia, Nieuwoudtville and Loeriesfontein are a magnet to those seeking a wild flower spectacle in the spring months following the rains, where the surrounding landscape bursts into a profusion of wildflowers that is unrivalled anywhere in the world.