Geelkop – where the veld turns yellow

Geelkop – where the veld turns yellow

The locals refer to it as skilpadbossie, the little grey shrub whose botanical name is Crassula ericoides. In autumn it sheds its dull coat and turns bright yellow. Somewhere between Upington and Keimoes there is an outcrop covered in skilpadbossie and way back in time, Old Man Bain was so charmed by its yellow splendour that he baptised the hillock Geelkop (literally Yellow Butt). It is here, at Geelkop, where the first private cellar in the Below Orange River Wine Region has just opened its wooden doors.

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