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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Limpopo Province (A few random pics)


One of the many photogenic Baobab trees along the R523 between the towns of Vivo and Louis Trichardt.
In Afrikaans the tree is called a Kremetart boom (Cream of Tartar Tree).

Sunrise on a farm near Alldays

Starting the borehole pump is one of the first duties every morning.

One of the many dry tributaries of the Mogalakwena River.
(We found some leopard spoor in this riverbed.)

Leopard spoor - (I didn't hang around too long to find better samples!)

The old “Zandrivier” (Sand River) steel bridge on the R523.

The view towards the south from the Sand River bridge.

It’s a wonder that the ANC government hasn’t changed the name yet!

A roadside stand selling oranges, avocados, and sweet-potatoes.
There are 100’s of these stands along the N1 near Potgietersrus (Mokopane).

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2 comments :

Pops said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi TM

I found these photos very interesting.

Very soon after I emigrated from Durban almost 20 years ago a friend of mine, James Slabbert, moved to this area to start a hunting/game ranch. He was a keen hunter so he took it up professionally.

I've never been able to get a picture in my mind of the type of terrain he faced as he developed his site and these shots provided have helped enormously.

Unfortunately he met his end in an accident while operating earthmoving equipment not long after starting up, so I never saw pictures of his farm.

Hi wife Jenny is/was a doctor in the area.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Dit laat my hart verlang na die bosveld....maar dan sien ek Tony Viana en sy familie se moord en besef hoe dankbaar ek is dat ek nou in n land bly waar die kaffir populasie minimaal is. Selfs dan kan die vuilgoed hulself nie beheer nie. Nou onlangs is n kaffir aangekla dat hy sy HIV positiewe aangenome dogtertjie tot die dood verkrag het. Die links gesindge hand wrengende jurie kon nie n meerderheid besluit teen hom neem nie. Soos jy klaarblyklik kan afly is ek nie n groot "fan" van die kinders van satan nie.

Anton

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