Born out of traditional Khoi and San ceremonial dances around the fire, the Riel Dance (Fastrap in Afrikaans) has been practiced by descendants of these indigenous cultures for many years. Recognised as a form of cultural expression, Riel dances include courtship rituals, and mimicking typical animal antics along with lots of bravado, showmanship and foot stomping in traditional outfits. In the heart of the Karoo at the foot of the Swartberg mountains lies the town of Prince Albert. It was a real treat to watch and photograph the riel dancer  of this beautiful town.