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Mark Bland, has a travel business, Satori Africa and overlanding company, Routes Rediscovered. Satori Africa caters for local and international travelers, where he has a great knowledge of bucket list destinations  in southern and east Africa. Routes Rediscovered, specializes in advising Overlanders on routes throughout Southern...

[caption id="attachment_16343" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Facade of the old Stock Exchange Building dating back to 1887.[/caption] Auguste Roberts ("French Bob") discovered gold in Concession Creek on 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.

[caption id="attachment_16318" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Jansenville Dutch Reformed Church Jansenville Dutch Reformed Church[/caption] Jansenville lies on the Sundays River in the Eastern cape on the southern plains of Camdeboo.

Tarkastad is situated on the banks Tarka River  and lying north of the Winterberg Mountains, between Cradock and Queenstown.  The town is overlooked by Martha and Mary; two peaks which look like two women resting. After the SAN,  the first european farmers settled in Tarkastad in...

This east west dirt road between Patensie and Willomore was built between 1880 and 1890 by South Africa  road engineer, Thomas Bain.  The road is 197 kilometers between the two towns of which 173 kilometers in the park, wilderness area and farmlands to the west.  Smitskraal is 44 kilometers from the eastern gate.

In 1487 Bartolomew Diaz landed in Luderitz Bay and erected a Padrao near the harbour , one of many that he erected to mark his journey around the coast of Africa. The Germans had colonized what was to become German South West Africa and the town of Luderitz was formed in 1883.