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Sweto and Johannesburg

July 19th 2014
19 July: Johannesburg day tour Our day started early with a breakfast of yogurt and fruit with our tour guide picking us up at 7AM to take us around Johannesburg area. Our first stop on the tour was to Soweto. We started off in the nice area of Sweto where the houses looked liked they could have been anywhere in the world. He then showed us the dorms where the workers used to live but now it ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg

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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