‘You are going to die, but that is what you came to do… let us die like warriors. We are the sons of Africa. Raise your war cries, my brothers, for though they made us leave our assegais [spears] back in the kraals [villages], our voices are left with our bodies.’
Category: Peoples and Culture
What’s in a name? Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa.
That doesn’t sound quite right, does it?
What if the history books wrote about Port Christmas?
Or the Colony of Christmas?
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, aka HIP
…a huge black mamba, one of Africa’s most deadly snakes, rose up between them. They froze, and the snake went on its way, but came back when……
The Shongweni Falls and Railway Tunnels
As waterfalls go, it isn’t very spectacular, but if you venture down to the bottom of the gorge you will be awestruck by the railway tunnels there.
Uganda – of Gonoleks, Piapiacs and Plantain Eaters
Murchison Game Reserve is awe inspiring. It’s huge. It has a rain forest with chimpanzees. It has the Nile River. It has Murchison Falls. It has hundreds of animals. Thousands actually. Buffalo. Elephant. Hippo. The biggest wickedest Nile Crocodiles you’ll ever see. It has the Uganda Kob, which is Uganda’s special version of an impala gazelle. It is bigger and heavier than the common impala. It has Rothchild’s giraffe, lots of them, and until very recently, only on one side of the Nile.
From elephant bush to stately homes – Durban’s Berea
Durban’s Berea: We were walking the concrete pavements, that not that long ago, not much more than 150 years ago, had been sub-tropical jungle, with huge trees and exotic plants growing in profusion right where we were walking.
The Coronation of King Ndamase || of Western Pondoland,South Africa
Rain at a coronation is auspicious…
Kilwa Sea Rescue
…..the other boat skipper started shouting ‘mafuta mafuta’, which is petrol in Swahili.