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Panoramic photo by John Gore PRO EXPERT Taken 16:23, 31/05/2012 (EEST +0300) - Views loading...

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Sunset in Underberg

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The quaint little town of Underberg has a very appropriate name. Located in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, this little town is the operational basis of most tours that travel up the Sani Pass into Lesotho.

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A: Under-The-Berg

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B: Local Football Game in Himeville

by Jan Vrsinsky, 4.2 km away

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C: Courtyard of the Himeville Museum

by John Gore, 5.2 km away

The Museum is housed within a former fort, built at the turn of the 20th century. The building later ...

Courtyard of the Himeville Museum

D: Himeville Arms

by Jan Vrsinsky, 5.3 km away

Himeville Arms

E: Sani Manor

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F: Himeville Arms Bar

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Himeville Arms Bar

G: Elgin Farm

by Jan Vrsinsky, 5.8 km away

Elgin Farm

H: Albizia House

by Jan Vrsinsky, 5.9 km away

Albizia House

I: Khotso Horse Ride Break

by Jan Vrsinsky, 8.2 km away

During a short break we took to enjoy the landscape around

Khotso Horse Ride Break

J: South African Night Sky

by Jan Vrsinsky, 8.2 km away

30-second exposure (the longest I could take using a manual setting on my Canon 450D). I didn't dare ...

South African Night Sky

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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.

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