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Wanderings in South Africa - 4 - The Garden & Wine Routes

November 18th 2014
We headed away from Cape Town in an easterly direction through the Western Cape Province towards the Garden Route. We passed through mountainous terrain and then out on to flat 'fynbos' plains covered wirh low scrubby vegetation and into arid semi-desert land. We arrived in Oudtshoorn, a small town famous for ostrich farming. Our first visit is, naturally, to an ostrich farm - we now know all ther ... 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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