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Go! Camp & Drive - - LETTERS -

Af­ter read­ing the bril­liant ar­ti­cle about the Richtersveld in the Oc­to­ber is­sue, I can give the au­thor an an­swer as to how the wa­ter tanks at Koker­boom Kloof get filled.

Dave Buchanan writes: ““Even­tu­ally, we found the source of the wa­ter: four gi­ant 10 000-litre tanks, skil­fully dis­guised by the equally gi­ant rocks around them. Who knows how they’re filled – a bore­hole?”

Well, the wa­ter is trans­ported all the way from the Or­ange River us­ing a Bell 6x4 truck. On the back of the truck there’s a wa­ter tank from which the wa­ter gets pumped across to the tanks at Koker­boom Kloof.

I work at a tyre sup­plier, and when this photo was taken, we were in the process of putting new tyres onto the truck. WILLEM VAN DER MERWE Spring­bok

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