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 subjug... [read more]
Date: May 5th 2006
We leave the African continent tomorrow and this will be our last blog from Africa. After leaving Swankopmund (Namibia), we drove past Walvis Bay, where Brad & Angie were staying, we craned our necks to spot them from the truck, but no luck!
SossusvleiWe headed for Sossusvlei, the area renowned for beautiful red sand dunes. The dunes are amazing and I'm sure you get sick of us ... read more