Background: After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments, but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902). The resulting Union of South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The 1990s brought an end to apartheid politically and ushered in black majority rule.
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- February 3rd 2014 leaving for our trip
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- November 7th 2012 Searching for a Vehicle
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- January 11th 2011 December 2010 – Family Christmas
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- November 22nd 2008 Lamb on the Spit, Rugby and Hippies
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- November 21st 2008 Africa Here We Come
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- February 14th 2008 Going to Marloth
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- February 13th 2008 New Place...
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- January 29th 2008 Casino and Seafood Supper
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- November 10th 2007 Sunny Days & Family Reunion in Jo'Burg
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