Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Oudtshoorn 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
I have wanted to travel and backpack as far back as I can remember. Now that I have been on a trip or two myself, I've been bitten by the so-called "travel bug." It's addicting, and were it not for needing to build up finances I don't think I would ever stop!
I joined to read others experiences (maybe a bad idea, since every time I read about travel experiences I want to go that second), and join in the forums, and plan my future trips.... full info