South Africa’s Garden Route

Photo: Tom Steiner, Garden Route South Africa‘s Garden Route is the coastal strip between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean of the Southern Cape Coast. The area is neither a geographic nor a political region, so the boundaries are open to discussion. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/nourVqpjPL5VmMSk8 The Garden Route straddles the N2 national route and …

Dala

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: dala – dala.org.za – to make / create (isiZulu) “dala is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more liveable cities. dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the …

Tsitsikamma

Photo: Chris Bloom, Storms River Mouth South Africa – Spotlight on Tsitsikamma National Park, a protected area on the Garden Route, Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is a coastal reserve well known for its indigenous forests, dramatic coastline, and the Otter Trail. In 2009 it was amalgamated with the Wilderness National Park …

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, …

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 …

Kruger National Park

Photo: Flowcomm, Wildlife Kruger National Park is located in northeast South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. Home of the legendary Big Five, the park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is considered the flagship of South African National …

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 …

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), …