I was tagged by Skoor to choose three posts I like from blogs I read and…here they are… there are too many and I’ve chosen some other blogs before with different tags…this time I’ve chosen posts with photos which I knew English readers would find interesting too….and I wanted to focus more on the Afrikaans-bloggers….these posts are all written in Afrikaans, but do take a visit to the first two if you are English, as there are great pictures to see…The first post is about a part of South Africa I haven’t been to. The North-Western part of the country….see the second map….follow the red dots on the second map…close to the border of Namibia…to see where these towns are…! It’s also a very dry/barren part of the country, as you can see from the first picture. A very good friend of me lives in that part of the country – Pofadder – too. The towns are VERY small. Click HERE to visit Onseepkans, Pofadder, Springbok…all places very near the border of Namibia. If you visit sa-venues.com, you will find the second map, it’s a clickable map and you can even book your next holiday to see the Namaqualand daisies in bloom during Spring – October! This is where tourists go if they visit Cape Town and surrounding areas…it’s awesome!
The Augrabies Falls National Park is also in that area… see the red star on the map…click HERE to visit the South African National Parks website linked to the Augrabies Falls Park…and other National Parks too, of course…the word “Augrabies” is derived from the Khoi word which means…”noisy one”…
About 120 km west of Upington, in a barren and desolate land of sand, scrub and rock, the broad Orange River plunges through a massive canyon in a sudden and dramatic sequence of rapids and cascades. The waters descend through the ravine to breach the main gorge. Here, the Augrabies waterfalls drop, sheer at first and then in a misty tumble of cataracts, to the turbulent, rock-enclosed pool 200 m below.
The Augrabies Falls are without doubt the most impressive waterfalls along the Orange River and are located approximately 120 km downstream of Upington. The falls occur at a point where the Orange River alters from a wide slowly flowing river traversing sandy soils to a fast flowing narrow river cutting its way through ancient granites.
Read ON THIS SITE more about the Augrabies Waterfall and see more awesome pictures too! Follow the “Wildlife” link to read about Pangolins! Coelacanths…the African Fish Eagle…the Shangaans, the Xhosas, Shaka, the King of the Zulus…Sterkfontein Caves, a World Heritage site… Nongqawuse – Prophetess of DoomThe Xhosa people were almost led to commit suicide in the 1800’s by a fourteen-year-old ‘prophetess’; who claimed she had received a message from the ancestors……………………follow the “experience” link to see the Cape-Dutch architecture….and many more!
Image: Augrabies Falls — from: Capetown-direct.com
Jasper visited Azerbaijan and if you click HERE you can see more pictures on his blog.
Rosalind blogged about the Jewish concentration camps and inspired me to blog about Anne Frank and the South African concentration camps……