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Welcome to Minwater Eco Adventures

"Minwater" (which means Little Water) is a private nature reserve and is situated 24km southwest of the town of Oudtshoorn in the foothills of The Gamka Mountain, an isolated range in the malaria free Klein Karoo (Little Karoo), between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. It is a rough, mountainous region which includes high hills and a big plateau. From the high ground one is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Eastern Klein Karoo and surrounding mountain ranges. Minwater is adjacent to the Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve.

We offer a real nature adventure for everybody - those who only want to experience the wonders of creation as well as adrenalin junkies!

Your Host
Louis Jordaan

The owner of Minwater, Louis Jordaan, possesses a wealth of knowledge of his veld in general and the plants that grow on Minwater in particular. The following remarks speak for themselves:

"And believe me, if you thought for a second that the succulent karoo was boring, then this is the tonic you need. This man brings the veld to life; in fact this is, without doubt, the best interpretive floral tour that I came across in all my travels for this book." and "Louis is an absolute fundi with a contagious passion for the Karoo."
Fiona McIntosh in Southbound Guide to South Africa's World Heritage Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

"...our host's enthusiasm and boundless knowledge of the little things that grow on the ground certainly will astound you." and "Allow him to share his passion... for Minwater's floral kingdom. It's a treat as well as a humbling experience."
(Ken Gerhardt in South African 4x4 Magazine of July 2003)

"Dit was 'n fees om Louis as gids saam te hê en veral sy kennis van die vetplante was 'n ryke ervaring."
(Corrie Laubscher of the "Suid-Kaapse Hak-tot-Toon-Voetslaanklub" in Die Burger of 2 September 2003)

"...dat almal hulle verluister het aan Louis se kennis van die veld. Op sy hurke is hy op sy gelukkigste wanneer hy jou vertel van waar die kleinste vetplantjie tot bome in die natuur inpas. In so 'n groot klaskamer, met so 'n kundige dosent, wens jy die tyd moet stilstaan..."
(Danie Snyman, host of Incopho 4x4 Club in Die Burger of 25 Januarie 2005)

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