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Birds ofParadise at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cape Town the Beautiful

November 16th 2011
I am sitting in Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg after spending a wonderful four days in Cape Town. We will likely be away from internet access for the next 10 days, so I am rushing to post this now. Chuck is in charge of the post about the Great White Shark cage diving, so you will have to wait for photos! It was an incredible experience and no, I did not pee or otherwise soil my we ... 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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