#TourismForAll: 5 best selfie spots on the Gariep Route

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Sep 14, 2016

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Bloemfontein - Suffering from selfie envy? We’ve got some of the best spots on the Gariep Route to get you more Instagram followers faster than you can say “what!”

A favourite among backpackers and road trippers, the route takes you through quaint villages and undiscovered gems just waiting to be explored.

 

Smithfield

The wild fields around Smithfield is an artist’s dream. The mountains in the background and windmill silhouette adds that wow factor to an impromptu group selfie.

 

 

A photo posted by Japie Schoeman (@klein_jaap) on May 7, 2016 at 3:21am PDT

 

 

Bethulie

Previously the spot of a former concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War, the atmosphere surrounding the area is sombre.

 

 

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A photo posted by Trevor Calverley (@trevorcalverley) on Jan 18, 2016 at 6:22am PST

 

 

Springfontein

Pretend to be Karoo farmers on Prior Grange Guest Farm and don’t miss out on the nearby ancient rock etchings.

 

 

Gariep Dam

The scenic Gariep Dam forms the backdrop of the Upper Gariep Route. Breath in the fresh crisp air and be one with nature!

 

 

A photo posted by Dawie Esterhuizen (@dawie777) on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:39am PST

 

 

Oviston Nature Reserve

The reserve is one of three that surrounds the dam. Imagine corn-coloured grass and brilliant blue skies.

 

 

A photo posted by BlaiR (@slimfit_blair) on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:14am PDT

 

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