"TSWAING METEORITE CRATERA..." Pretoria Off The Beaten Path Tip by kenHuocj

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TSWAING METEORITE CRATER

A metreorite impact some 220 000 years ago
formed a huge crater, 1,4 km in diameter and
200 m deep.

This Crater is 40 km northwest of Pretoria,
one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters
anywhere in the world.

TSWAING means Place of Salt in Setswana,
referring to a saline lake that covers
the crater
floor.

Besides the crater, ia an extensive
wetland system;
with a large variety of plant species,
typical of the Sourish-Mixed Bushveld;
wildlife, includes the
240-odd species of birds found in this area.

The drive takes you past a series of intersting
landmarks and housing of vatious levels.

Withing the area, the Tswaing project has
invited community participation in its
planning and development.
Local communities have already been
benefiting from the museum project through
job creation, skills training,
environmental education, income-generating
projects and tourism
( I hope SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ....K).

A Tswaing travelogue is coming ;-)))

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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