Cape Town Links

Cape Town Flag Links related to Cape Town, South Africa presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water? The tale of two slums in South Africa as residents seek to upgrade lives – @thisisplace 5 must-have mobile apps for Cape Town Escape to the Cape, …

Karoo

The Karoo is a semi desert natural region of South Africa. Headlines The ‘firewalkers’ of Karoo: Dinosaurs and other animals left tracks in a ‘land of fire’ Karoo MTB Tour – Ralph Pina Elsewhere on the Web http://karoospace.co.za YouTube https://youtu.be/x9x8ifxI1qY Wikipedia Karoo Planeta South Africa South Africa Links Deserts

Apartheid

Buzzwords Apartheid = (in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race Places: Apartheid Museum Apartheid Museum website: Flow brings the past into the future (1/2) The Apartheid Museum is home to some of the most significant relics from our country’s past. We were tasked with rebuilding the museum’s …

CapeTown7s

Cape Town, South Africa December 13-15 http://www.capetown7s.com: the Mother City will once again host over 115,000 rugby fans from all over the world as the Cape Town leg of the International HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to South Africa. The world’s fittest and fastest rugby players will entertain capacity crowds as they fight for …

Ralph Pina

Twitter Avatar Spotlight on Ralph Pina, resident treehugger, hiker, kayaker, IT director, windsurfer, football fanatic, climate hawk Key Links ralphpina.com Flickr YouTube @ralphpina Tweets by ralphpina Studies: My studies have thus been a continuous journey in search of answers and understanding our relationship with the ecosphere. Many people ask me why I continue to study …

Indaba Travel Conference 2019

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosts the 2019 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2019 The event runs through May 4 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Key Links indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @travel_indaba Questions What are the hashtags used for this conference? Are any of the presentations and resources mentioned available online? Is there live and recorded …

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Image: British Library, The Gold Fields UNESCO: The area in question is contained within what geologists refer to as the Barberton Mountain Land (BML), also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt or more technically, the Barberton Supergroup geological formation. Its varied geology gives rise to steeply incised mountainous terrain that stretches from the Lochiel Plateau …

Durban, South Africa

Photo: Dresses The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World The sardine run is an annual phenomenon during the South African winter. Shoals of sardines Sardinops sagax move from the waters of the Eastern Cape to those of KwaZulu-Natal each year in June or July. Tour operators …

Cango Caves

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Caves Kudos to Delyth Angharad (@welshpixie) for sharing photos of the Cango Caves located in foothills of the Swartberg Range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of easy or adventurous guided tours …

Mossel Bay Archaeology

Photo: Allan Watt, Pinnacle Point Publisher’s note: Most of the text on this page and links were composed earlier by Martin Hatchuel on the Planeta Wiki. The Pinnacle Point caves near Mossel Bay are the focus of the largest archaeological project of its kind in the world today – The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP), …