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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve  

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Speed Safari - Organised Travel in Southern Africa (Pt IV)

August 3rd 2007
Just after we crossed over the Orange River and back into South Africa, we came across a springbok in the road. Its instinct to run had no doubt served it well in the past, but with wire fences either side, an escape plan based on trying to run down a road faster than the Mercedes truck that was following it was doomed to failure. After a few minutes in this unlikely chase the driver was eventuall ... 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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