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Rain and lions in the Kalahari!

August 6th 2009
Rain and lions in the Kalahari It rained in the desert! We had to crack open our raincoats for the first time in SA as we set up second camp - then there was a spectacular thunderstorm (which they said was unusual) that evening and rain over night. Couldn’t believe it - rain in the desert! It actually wasn’t much but was wet enough to need a coat for a bit. And now it is spot the lion - t ... read more
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South African Flag 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
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