Day 15 Why I love South Africa: Pilanesberg Part 3

This is Part 3 of our visit to Pilanesberg Game reserve. This last post is just photos of the wonderful animals that we have here in Africa. Enjoy! For a full list of posts in this series please click here. Please remember to visit  this website for more information. Please do join me on this adventure. Click here…

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Day 14: Why I love South Africa: Pilanesberg Part 2

Welcome to part 2.  In my previous post I related how we arrived at Pilanesberg and about a close encounter with an elephant. So after breakfast we decided to go on a game drive. For a full list of posts in this series please click here. Please remember to visit  this website for more information. Please do join…

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Day 13: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Pilanesberg

In 2014 my sister, Karin, brother, Hawie, sister in law, Lindsay and I went to Pilanesberg  Game Reserve. It is close to Sun City in the North West Province. Lindsay is American and we wanted to introduce her to South Africa. We stayed in Safari Tents at the Manyane Camp. The first evening we arrived there…

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People of the siege of Mafikeng (2)

Baden Powell got his fame from two totally differently accomplishments. While he were serving in the British Army during the Boer War (1899-1902), he led the defense of Mafikeng for 217 day’s against a greatly outnumbered 1,200 Boers he became a hero. In 1907 when Baden-Powell learned that his text book ‘Aids to scouting’ (1899)…

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Money and stamps during the Siege of Mafikeng

Surely the normal monetary and postal system of the time existed during these time. But to understand why it was changed is closely knit with the understanding of Baden-Powell. Please read the biography of Baden Powell to understand better. It is open for discussion if his popularity has gone to his head. He received many…

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