Karoo National Park Sunrise
The Karoo National Park offers breathtaking views from the steep and narrow mountian passes, as well as serrious offroad 4x4 routes. Peaceful and quiet, the Karoo is a sparcely populated an arid area of central South Africa.
Awesome View of Prince Albert in the Western Cape of South Africa
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This view over the town of George in the Western Cape, South Africa was taken just after sunset from ...
We came across this Elephant dung in the Knysna Forests, near Forest Edge Cottage, near Rheenendal, K...
Old Knysna Road Bridge over the Salt River.
Forest Edge Nature Lovers Retreat is situated right on the edge of the Knysna forest, and is surround...
This is the town of George in South Africa with the famous Drakensberg in the background.
The Eight Bells Mountain Inn is situated in the Ruiterbos Valley area, at the foot of the Robinson Pa...
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.