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OOur road-trip through South Africa continues and we’re in the wilderness. No, literally, we’re in ‘Wilderness’, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, part of the popular Garden Route and the perfect base for us to explore the magical underground world of Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn.
The huge Cango Caves are one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Africa and began forming more than 20 million years ago! Filled with weird and wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations, a visit to the caves is an eery and stunningly beautiful experience.
The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu. The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.
A food group born from the souls of slaves, in its heart, one motto: make sure our people are fed.
Xhosa cuisine: the dishes and traditions
Mining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa’s first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867.
South Africa is made up of people who have been in the country since the beginning of time, as well as others who arrived either as slaves, escapees of persecution in their homelands, or seekers of instant riches.
African ancestors continue to give Africans a shared and personal sense of self-affirmation, identity and unfettered belonging.
Zulu cuisine is still very much influenced by tradition and its celebration of history and a commitment to culture.