Here's the thread I promised you guys. I'll share all my knowledge of my beautiful country, and please dont be afraid to add your own knowledge, or ask questions.
I live in what appears to be kind of the middle east of South Africa, in the province of Mpumalanga. (I believe provinces are States?) There are 9 provinces in South Africa; Mpumalanga, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Free State, Western Province, Eastern Cape, Limpopo Province, North West and Northen Cape. I dont know all of the towns/cities, but the ones I DO know are Johannesburg, Middleburg, Witbank, Boksburg, Pretoria, Belfast, Badplaas, Ermalo, Sabie, Nelspruit, and there are sooooo many more lol.
As Im sure you know, South Africa recently held the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and the stadiums that were built are beautiful, there is one in Joburg, I think in Pretoria, Cape Town, and Im not sure where else, but there is a stunning one in Durban. Here's a picture of the Durban Stadium: P1020765.jpg
Pretty isnt it?
Ok, now let me tell you about the Drakensburg mountains. They are a mountain range a little to the North. The last time I was there was in 2005, but I'm pretty sure it hasnt changed a bit lol. I would've gone on a school trip there a few months ago, but I had a show, so I couldn't. I cant get a picture of the mountains up now, since I'm on my mom's laptop, but I will as soon as I can.
We have a holiday house in a beach town called Peddington, which is roughly in Margate, which we love! We are going there in September, so I will get lots of pictures to post up for you guys to see when I get back.
As some of you may have seen in my picture thread, in July we went to Durban to see the Durban July, at the Greyville Racetrack. It was a really great weekend, the horses were amazingly beautiful and fast, and the track was beautiful. Here's a picture of the track: P1020682.jpg
Now for the my favourite subject, and place in the entire world: the Kruger National Park. This Park is just outside Nelspruit, runs along most of the Eastern end of South Africa, borders Limpopo, and is the one of the largest, and most beautiful Nature Reserves in the world. South Africa, along with the KNP, is home to the beautiful Big 5; the lion, buffalo, leaperd, elephant, and rhino. There are over 10 species of buck, the rarest being the Eland, over 50 species of bird (much to the delight of my bird mad family), the rarest being the lapped face vulture, and ground hornbill.
There are alot of species of animal, that are always a treat to see. Here's just a few:
Here's a few pictures: Kruger 002.jpg Kruger 014.jpg Kruger 031.jpg
Well, thats a little info on my beautiful country. Does anyone have any additional infomaton or any questions?