Monthly Archives: April 2017

SWAZILAND – The Trip

Swaziland April 29-30 TRAVEL TIPS 1. Gas is about R2.50 cheaper in Swaziland. 2. The South African Wild Card is good for all the Swaziland national parks. 3. It is a frustrating place to drive. there are few directional signs … Continue reading

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LESOTHO – The Trip

Lesotho April 25-27, 2017 Motto: “Peace, Rain, Prosperity” Capital and largest city. Maseru 29°28′S 27°56′E Official languages. Sotho, English Ethnic groups. 99.7% Basotho, 0.3% other Africans Demonym. Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) Government. Unitary parliamentaryconstitutional. monarchy King Letsie III Independence. from … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA – The Trip

South Africa April 15-May 7, 2017 TRAVEL TIPS 1. Wild Card. This covers the conservation fees (basically the entrance fee) paid every day you spend in a national park in South Africa or Swaziland. For a foreigner, the cost is … Continue reading

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SOSSUSVLEI

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer … Continue reading

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DIAMONDS

DIAMOND – THE MINERAL Formula. (repeating unit) C Crystal system. Cubic Crystal class. Hexoctahedral (m3m) Color Typically yellow, brown, or gray to colorless. Less often blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple, and red. Crystal habit. Octahedral Cleavage. … Continue reading

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NAMIBIA – The Trip

Namibia Mar 27-April 14, 2017 TRAVEL TIPS 1. Electrical Adapters. South Africa and Namibia have a different adapter than anywhere else in the world – a large, round, widely separated two-prong. Buy one on entering the country. 2. Money Changers. … Continue reading

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SWAZILAND – Travel Facts

Swaziland Motto: “We are a fortress”, “We are a mystery/riddle”, “We hide ourselves away” Capital. Lobamba (royal / legislative), Mbabane (administrative) 26°19′S 31°8′E Largest city. Mbabane Official languages. Swazi, English Demonym. Swazi Government. Unitary parliamentaryabsolute diarchy, King Mswati III Independence … Continue reading

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LESOTHO – Travel Facts

Lesotho Motto: “Peace, Rain, Prosperity” Capital and largest city. Maseru 29°28′S 27°56′E Official languages. Sotho, English Ethnic groups. 99.7% Basotho, 0.3% other Africans Demonym. Mosotho (singular), Basotho (plural) Government. Unitary parliamentaryconstitutional. monarchy King Letsie III Independence. from the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA – Travel Facts

South Africa April 10-March 7, 2017 Motto: . Unity in Diversity Capital. Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative) Largest city. Johannesburg Ethnic groups. Black, Coloured, White, Asian Government. Unitary Parliamentary/Republic President. Jacob Zuma Independence from the United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Ireland – 31 May 1910 Statute_of_Westminster – 1931, Self-governance … Continue reading

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