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The information and photographs on this website have been obtained from various sources. As far as possibe these are listed below.

The majority of the text on this website was researched and written by Anneke Cilliers. She also took most of the photographs used on the website. Anneke can be contacted at

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Other contributors to photographs:

Adriaan Buitenweg

Alice Cilliers

Anthony Allen

Jaco Stofberg

Sam Van der Berg

Thys Cilliers

Tyrell Smith



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