Black Santa had traded his Arctic reindeers for Transkei-donkeys and had shaved of his ubiquitous beard because of the hot African sun and the predicament of eating millie-paap without getting messy...
Expedition Wildcoast August 25th 2007 I copied the tidal-charts for the coming month, made a list of all the rivers we would encounter and stocked up on lightweight food and fresh water.
Our plan; to cycle the Wildcoast along its coastline, appeared quite straight forward we thought as we studied maps and read up on Xhosa-clans and their traditions. My list of rivers numbered 42, of which 20 were blind, one had a bridg ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Durban 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