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The Baviaanskloof is in one of he more inaccessible areas of South Africa lying between two mountainridges. There are only two ways to get into the valley - the one is from the side of Willowmore and the other is through the mountains with a 4x4. Once you are in the valley, prepare yourself for the experience of your life. The people are wonderful, the valley is full of interesting spots, and the food is excellent and the setting is idyllic.

This is a panorama takan of the yard of the homestead of Zandvlakte where I had the priviledge to spend three days. Three days was however not enough an I am definitely planning on doing another trip to the valley.

The yard is surrounded by to the south the homestead, to the North the "Badshuis" and to the North-East the "Zandvlakte Huis". The Badshuis translated to English is the "Bath House". In the old days, this used to be used as a communal bathing house. Zandvlakte Huis is the old farmhouse.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van South Africa

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A: Zandvlakte Corral

door Gideon van Zyl, 110 hier vandaan

While taking photos at Zandvlakte Farm in the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape Province of South Afr...

Zandvlakte Corral

B: Baviaanskloof Shepherd's Hut On Mountaintop

door Gideon van Zyl, 3.5 hier vandaan

While visiting the Baviaanskloof (Baviaansvalley) in the Eastern Cape, I was visiting with the Kruger...

Baviaanskloof Shepherd's Hut On Mountaintop

C: On the Deck at Doringkloof Boskamp

door Gideon van Zyl, 7.6 hier vandaan

The Baviaanskloof is one of the more remote areas of South Africa. This area is around an hour and a ...

On the Deck at Doringkloof Boskamp

D: Wildfig Forest at Sewefontein

door Gideon van Zyl, 18.3 hier vandaan

This stand of trees are one of the wonderful treasures I found in Bavianskloof in the Eastern Cape du...

Wildfig Forest at Sewefontein

E: Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge

door John Gore, 54.1 hier vandaan

The Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge is a popular tourist attraction.Virtual Tour Photography by ...

Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge

F: Bridge over Groot River with Geoff Brink

door John Gore, 68.6 hier vandaan

Bridge over the Groot River, near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. We met up with Geoff Brink who...

Bridge over Groot River with Geoff Brink

G: Natures Valley beach on the Garden Route

door John Gore, 70.5 hier vandaan

Nature's Valley boasts a beautiful secluded beach along the Garden Route of South Africa, near to Ple...

Natures Valley beach on the Garden Route

H: Birds of Eden Walkway

door Lee Casalena, 75.7 hier vandaan

Inside the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. It is ho...

Birds of Eden Walkway

I: My new Home in Boskloof, Humansdorp

door Mario, 76.1 hier vandaan

Our new home

My new Home in Boskloof, Humansdorp

J: Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve Horse Riding

door John Gore, 85.0 hier vandaan

A favorite activity with tourists is Horse Riding at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Ride between the w...

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve Horse Riding

Dit panorama is genomen in South Africa, Africa

Dit is een overzicht van Africa

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.

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