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Smilies!  A little bit of home in Nelspruit  

Smilies! A little bit of home in Nelspruit

Dorm Life Blues and Novelty Potatoes

August 22nd 2009
I had my nose as good as stuck to the window, taking in my first glimpses of South Africa. For a lot of travellers, this is their first African country. It apparently gets more tourists than anywhere else in sub-Saharan Africa. I had studied the map and the guidebook, and each time I suggested some beautiful sounding place, Seth would hit me with a ‘been there, done that.’ Drakensberg? Don ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Nelspruit

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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