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How it came to be

How it came to be

The original dam was built in the early days of Clarens. It fed the old waterworks (remains of which can still be seen downstream) and as the demand for water grew in the eighties the wall of the dam was raised to its present level but no provision was made for a...

Who wants to live forever?

Who wants to live forever?

If you are an everlasting, then yes! And when you opt to live in the grasslands of Clarens, you just may succeed. As long as you follow the example of proteas and group your two types of florets in your single head with floret, set in the middle as inconspicuously as...

What Owl

What Owl

In Clarens and its surroundings, there are five different owl species with the Spotted Eagle-Owl being the most common.The other species are:Western Barn OwlAfrican Grass-OwlMarsh OwlCape Eagle-OwlSpotted Eagle Owl Height: Male 43cm, Female 47cm Weight: Male 540g,...

Scilla natalensis

Scilla natalensis

Merwilla plumbea (Scilla natalensis) is a graceful perennial bulb, and with its tall plumes of blue flowers, the showiest of the South African scillas. It is deciduous, growing during summer and dormant in the winter. It can grow up to 1 m tall, often in large...

Klipdorpie Clarens titel dié storie in Maroela Media

Klipdorpie Clarens titel dié storie in Maroela Media

Oermooi en outentiek noem die skrywer van die aanlyn-nuuskanaal, Maroelamedia, ons Clarens. Om aan te haal uit die inleidingsparagraaf: "Na die lang, reguit rit deur die uitgerekte Vrystaatse vlaktes, veskyn die berge van die Oos-Vrystaat soos dramatiese klipkastele...

What in the world?

What in the world?

Hyobanche rubra Known in English as Broomrape, in Afrikaans as "Aardroos" and in Sesotho as "Moshoafeela", this unusual plant belongs to the snapdragon family. It has an underground stem and is a parasite, living off the roots of another plant. The portion above...

How Yellow!

How Yellow!

This delightful bulb (actually a corm), known as Yellow Tritonia, with its very striking yellow flowers belongs to the Iris family and is fairly common in the Nature Reserve. It is normally solitary and is currently in flower on the Scilla walk. It is also called,...

A pink walk indeed

A pink walk indeed

Hesperantha schelpeana. One of the early Spring jewels in the CVC is this stunning Hesperantha schelpeana.   Currently in flower along the Mallen Walk, it, together with Hesperantha baurii are two plants endemic (only found here) to the Drakensberg and surrounds....

Amohela to Sunday

Amohela to Sunday

Where are the hills, they asked!We are done with the hills. Today, Sunday 25, is about our nature reserve.They climbed up to the Sky Contour; swerved onto Route 2030; joined the Caracal Contour; went down in the Porcupine Trail and descended towards the dam to enter...

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