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 …

Freedom Day in South Africa

South Africa Flag April 27 is Freedom Day in South Africa. Hashtag: #FreedomDay Elsewhere on the Web mzansigirl.com/freedom-day http://ewn.co.za/2016/04/26/Are-you-free-or-are-you-dom-freedom-day-quiz http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/freedom-day-celebrated-south-africa Embedded Tweets Not just a celebration, but rather a day of commemoration #FreedomDay http://t.co/0l521lVLGz pic.twitter.com/Ddr62QLsFf — Rachel's Angels (@RachelsAngels) April 27, 2015 Wikipedia Freedom Day Planeta.com South Africa Freedom 04 • April • Abril

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), …

Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top The mountain forms part …

Kogelberg, South Africa

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Kogelberg Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,000 ha comprising the Kogelberg Mountain Range, to the east of Cape Town, South Africa. With about 1,600 plant species, it contains a floral diversity per unit area that is greater than anywhere else in the world. The 100,000 hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg …