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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...

They let them loose at 07:00 in freezing temperatures

They let them loose at 07:00 in freezing temperatures

SATURDAY 24/4 - The Big Mountain riders started at 06:45. Rumour has it the temperature measured at -3°C!SATURDAY 24/4 - The Small Mountain riders started at 07:30. On Saturday, 24 April, The Amohela Classic 2021 race started and finished at the Clarens Golf Estate....

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