Friday, November 20, 2009


Windpompe goes together with the Karoo like ice cream and chocolate sause, Batman and Robin, Egypt and the pyramids, and Angelina and that Pitt guy. Windpomp is the Afrikaans for windpump and is the heart that pumps the life blood of the Karoo to the surface. The Karoo is a semi desert area and most farms and towns are relient on the water from boreholes and windpompe. They also make for nice subjects in photographs.
This specific windpomp was standing in front of the selfcatering units at Buffelshoek Farm Guesthouse where I stayed on my recent trip to Graaff Reinet.


  1. Windmills like that are almost a thing of the past here in the States. They are very practicle and photogenic. Now they are showing up again in a more modern version to make power instead of drawing water.
    Sure looks like you had a great time in the Karoo Jonker.

  2. What a wonderful old farmhouse too Jonker. I could sit on that stoep for hours.