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Gallery: hidden treasures amid the hills

Northern Cape
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Springbok - 120913 - sarah Bezuidenhout, 72, the blind singer of the Concordia Traditional Band, and Magdalene Cloete, 65, sitting by a fire outside a function in Springbok (sitting with her are Terrick Bran, 5 months, and Anna Brand, 76) - Photo: Matthew JordaanSpringbok - 120913 - a watering hole used by the Anglos during the Anglo-Boer war  between Springbok and Bowesdorp . The area was fenced off using old gun barrels which can still be seen in the rocks today. - Photo: Matthew JordaanSpringbok - 120913 - Sheep seen grazing on spring flowers between Springbok and Bowesdorp. - Photo: Matthew JordaanKamieskroon - 120913 - The Grave site of Charles James Darter, Lieutenant of the Namaqualand Border Scouts who was killed in an ambush on the 18 of March 1902 during the Anglo-Boer War. This piece of land still belongs to Great Britain. The Grave was initially 128 Square metres but with the building of the N7 the grave had to be made smaller. This grave is located between Kamieskroon and Kharkams on the N7. It has no clear markings and one has to jump a fence to find it.  - Photo: Matthew JordaanCarnarvon / Muisdam / SKA- 120911 - The KAT-7 (Karoo Array Telescopes) on the SKA site on the Muisdam farm just outside of Carnarvon - Photo: Matthew JordaanAugrabies - 120915 - The Augrabies waterfalls on the Orange river just outside of Augrabies - Photo: Matthew JordaanNarries / Spektakel Pass - 120914 - A Boesman Kers (Bushman's Candle) on Spektakel Pass outside Springbok. Bushmen used to use this grease filled plant to start fires and as a light and heat source. - Photo: Matthew JordaanNarries / Spektakel Pass - 120914 - A Boesman Kers (Bushman's Candle) on Spektakel Pass outside Springbok. Bushmen used to use this grease filled plant to start fires and as a light and heat source. - Photo: Matthew Jordaan

Mention the Northern Cape and what comes to mind? The biggest province in the country, empty, desert-like and maybe some flowers in spring.

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