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Contours are quite striking  

Contours are quite striking

South Africa to Zimbabwe Day 10

August 25th 2010
A surprise awaitsWednesday, August 25. 5:30 wakeup call, 6:30 breakfast, 7:30 head out for Blyde River Canyon about 50 miles west of the Kruger Park border. Although socked in with fog, it is beautiful. The river has carved out curves and swirls in the red and yellow rocks with a waterfall serving as backdrop, flowing from a half dozen terraces. The red-sandstone canyon (lichen contrib ... 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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