Friday, December 3, 2010


Capital: Pretoria (Tshwane)
Population: 47 million, main groups Zulu and Xhosa
Language: Zulu, Xhosa, English, Afrikaans
Currency: South African Rand

The two destinations to explore in South Africa: -

1. Table Mountain, Cape Town
 It's quite apparent how Table Mountain got its name. It's a flat-topped mountain stunningly overlooking Cape Town. There are several trails for hikers, the other option is to hop on the cable car.

Mission: Photography - Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain; trekkers up Table Mountain

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2. Drakensberg a.k.a the Dragon Mountains (border of South Africa - Lesotho)
 Another nature walk is to Drakensberg, bordering Lesotho in the West. It's the highest mountain range in South Africa. Frankly, I'm not so sure if we're going to make it to that corner of South Africa but I'm adamant not to miss this if I do.

Mission: Photography - Ancient Bushmen rock paintings; most peculiar life form encountered in Drakensberg

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