Thursday, 21 October 2010


The countryside around Appelsbosch is spectacular, with steep hills, deep valleys, and magnificent views:

The land has mixed use: much of it is used for the grazing of cattle (lovely big fat cows, unlike the half-starved cows we are used to seeing in West Africa), and also for sugar cane. Below, fields of cane. There are three massive sugar processing plants locally:

In some areas, Zulu villages and small holdings cover the landscape. Many of their houses are still round, but constructed of concrete with tin roofs, instead of the mud and straw their ancestors used:

Appelsbosch is located at the highest point between Tongaat and Wartburg. It is so high, in fact, that some of the time we are covered in low clouds. Come on summer! Olly

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