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  • n. A wet land or lake


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  • Intelligence officer and his escort crossed the vlei, which is the principal outlying feature of that typical little South African township.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • Five miles from the river we came to a long narrow vlei [a vlei is a shallow valley, generally with water in it], which lay across our path.

    The Red True Story Book

  • The back story: Simonsvlei is an amalgam of Simon (as in Simon van der Stel, who founded South Africa's wine industry in the 17th century) and the "vlei" (wetlands) landscape surrounding the vineyards. rss feed

  • · Taking a hike into the desert to see Hiddenvlei (note: a "vlei" is a dried out area that used to hold water). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • De Hoop reserve along the coast which includes a Ramsar-designated coastal vlei (seasonal lake) has 260 bird species.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • The vlei itself is a large shallow hollow that fills with water during the infrequent rains.

    Namib desert

  • There was a vlei, too, which many circumvented, but we swam, and this helped our lead.

    Prester John

  • Subsequently, a wetland near the Southern-most point was named after the Zoetendal and it is envisaged that this vlei will be incorporated into the proposed national park.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The collision happened at 9. 30am at the Breakfast-vlei junction while Thomas was being driven from Port Elizabeth to King William's

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Thomas 'merc smashed into the side of the kombi which did not stop and sped off down the Breakfast-vlei gravel road.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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