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When you think about South Africa, you think you know what to expect: tribal dances, the big five and table mountain - but there is a lot more...

Just my little photo essay about SA - hope others will join in with pics as well...

The country has nine provinces:

Some pics from Gauteng.

Pretoria/Tswhane - the Capital city




The Capital turns purple in October, when 70 000 jacaranda trees bloom


Johannesburg - the largest city








 

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Durban - economic powerhouse, and holiday home! (Kwazulu Natal Province)






The Majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the Amphitheatre, a world heritage site


 

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Mpumalanga Province (place where the sun rises) and Limpopo Province - home of the Kruger National Park and the Blyderiver Canyon







 

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Northern Cape - Diamond in the rough

The big hole at kimberley


Apperently the first city to have electric streetlamps




Sutherland: Largest telescope in southern hemisphere, and coldest place in South Africa


 

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The Eastern Cape: Rugged, Unspoilt beauty (The Wild Coast)

Port Elizabeth




Wild Coast - hole in the wall




Skiing at tiffendell
 

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Just had a look at my title for this thread again, land of contrasts... Although this might be true, to say that it is a tad of a cliche is a huuuge understatement! ah, well... it is there at least. Bring on those pics guys and girls!
 

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Nice! Ive met a guy at work a long time ago and he's South African of Dutch descent, I guess if I want to go around SA I'll just have to get in touch with him again. Post more of the nature scenes. Thanks.
 
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