This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Countryside

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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