I recently returned from two weeks in southern Africa, booked through Gate1Travel with incomparable Anni Hennop as a guide. The continent and the countries we visit provide a kaleidoscope of both positive memories and insights that are hopeful distressing.
Quick takeaways: Enormous income inequity. Vibrant but often violent history. Compelling scenery. Trash and litter (especially plastic bottles) despoiling the landscape. Wonderful wildlife. Poaching remains problematic. Cultural and creative richness that sees people through and gives hope. Property crime rampant. Political corruption. Go visit and see for yourself.
Meanwhile, below find an image or two from every place I visited and thing I saw at the beginning of the trip. Visit my Facebook page for more.
Day 1 – Arrival Afternoon
Day 2 – On the Road from Cape Town
Day 3 – Table Mountain, Greenmarket and Langa Township
Subsequent days will appear on following posts.
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