Manni Goldbeck

Manni Goldbeck

Ron Swilling

Ron Swilling


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Rewilding the Land

Some 20 years ago, the swathe of land bordering the Fish River Canyon was overgrazed and barren. At the tail end of years of severe drought, farmers were putting up their farms for sale, seeking greener pastures. Once, the land…

Ron Swilling

Mesosaurus fossils and rock music

There are several reasons to follow the gravel road to Koës just south of Keetmanshoop, besides quiver trees and the Moer Toe Coffee Shop, and one of them is Mesosaurus fossils. Although all are remarkable in their antiquity, fossils of…

Ron Swilling

The Mysteries of the Fish River Canyon: Palm/Sulphur Springs

The powerful grandeur of the Fish River Canyon inspires stories and legends, and feeds fantasy. A green pocket and several prominent palm trees make Palm or Sulphur Springs an unmistakable landmark on the five-day Fish River Canyon trail. Hot water…

Ron Swilling