Friday, May 06, 2005

A Whole Different Continent

Victor asked me where Magaliesberg was located in a comment on my previous post. I admit, I didn't know. I assumed that the place was in Europe because it looked like an European map and it wasn't written in English. So to answer Victor, I did some research.

It turns out that I was off... by a whole continent! Magaliesberg is located one hour away from Johannesberg, South Africa. It's a nice corner of wilderness located at 1700 meters above sea level with beautiful lodges and the surrounding Magalies River and Magaliesburg Mountain range.
Once called the Kashan mountains but changed to the Magaliesberg named after the Tswana chief Magali who ruled his tribe at the same time white pioneers ventured into this wonderful part of the world with a beauty of its own. (from this site)

Fun fact: the discovery of the remains of the earliest species of primitive man were found some 20 minutes away from there. Having studied in anthropology, you'd think that I'd know that!

To find out more about Magaliesberg, visit the region's official website.


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