Wolwekraal Nature Reserve

Wolwekraal Nature Reserve, Prince Albert: Address, Wolwekraal Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Wolwekraal Nature Reserve
4.5
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Sue Milton-Dean guides walkers on a 2 km trail with spectacular Karoo desert scenery and fascinating endemic succulent plants. As you walk across rocks of various ages and origins, you will discover patterns in vegetation, find out how plants and animals (including people) survive and thrive in harsh environments. Archaeological, historic and current impacts on the landscape are revealed.
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roger_eva_d
Prince Albert, South Africa7 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2015 • Couples
Dr Dean knows her subject and takes you on an interesting walk. It was informative, but I would say, imho, somewhat dry, humorless, too academic. `if you are staying in Prince Albert for more than 2 days, thid tour should be on your list "to do"
Written 3 April 2015
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Beryl H
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa29 contributions
Thank you
Sep 2013 • Couples
We were a large group from the Plettenberg Bay Bird Club and were taken out on an inspiring informative wander through the reserve with Dr Sue Milton Dean sharing her vast kknowledge of Karoo plants & animals small & large. This is a outing not to be missed by nature lovers a definate value for money. As my husband & I were travelling to Tankwa the following day this added a new perspective and enriched our stay.
Written 26 September 2013
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Robyn M
Mthatha, South Africa31 contributions
Beautiful scenery with an expert guide
Jun 2013 • Solo
If you are looking to really understand both Prince Albert and the Karoo itself, this walk is not to be missed. Get some relaxed exercise in some of the best air you will ever breathe, accompanied by an extremely knowledgeable guide.
Written 1 July 2013
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Sally A
Prince Albert, South Africa21 contributions
The secret life of Great Karoo plants
Jun 2013 • Business
Wonderful to go walking with Sue Dean on the reserve, which encompasses many typical Karoo plants and some endemic to Prince Albert, as well as an old settlement site replete with original artefacts. A fine informative walk to recommend to one's guests, preferably on a sunny winter's day with fabulous views of the town and Swartberg foothills. Important too for educational purposes - the Karoo was never just an empty space!
Written 28 June 2013
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Chantal S
Prince Albert, South Africa2 contributions
Karoo splendour
Jun 2013 • Friends
Hugely informative, fascinating walk with Sue Dean. Take in the splendour of the Karoo veld as Sue shares her vast knowledge and makes the journey come alive explaining both flora & fauna, great, small & tiny - just takes one's breath away.
Written 25 June 2013
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RonW
Minlaton, Australia14 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jun 2013 • Couples
Thanks to Sue and her wealth of knowledge to show us the finer points of Karoo plant life. We had a wonderful 2 1/2 hours with her. On the surface (if you'll excuse the pun) it was just walking around what seemed a dry, lifeless bit of dirt. But Sue's insight, experience and explanations brought the whole area alive in the minutest detail. Wonderful!!!
Written 18 June 2013
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di s
Prince Albert, South Africa1 contribution
down to earth with sue and richard
Nov 2012 • Family
the most enlightning informative interesting couple of plant and insect crazy people whose knowlege was inspirational resulting in a need to know more about this beautiful countryside and all that dwell therein and on! what views! and photograph oportunities too. they can be understood as well....not too technical for the layman. definitely recommendable.
Written 11 June 2013
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Jeremyfreemantle
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The Karoo veld through fresh eyes
Mar 2013 • Friends
This is an absolute must for lovers of the outdoors and nature. The perception that the Karoo veld is barren and boring is very quickly dispelled after a walk on Wolwekraal with renowned botanist, Sue Milton Dean. The journey into the micro world of tiny succulents and symbiotic existence between insects and plants is nothing short of amazing. Sue has certainly opened my eyes to the small wonders of the Karoo. I walk much more lightly on the veld now and watch where I tread in fear of damaging this fragile and fascinating landscape.

This is an absolute MUST DO for visitors to Prince Albert.
Written 10 June 2013
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