Visiting Matjiesfontein I was reminded of the interesting and volatile history of this country. The Lord Milner Hotel in Matjies is one of the few places in the country where they fly the Union Jack remembering British occupation, the (now rather unpopular) old South African flag and the new South Africa flag all on the Hotel’s three turrets. I climbed up the rickety steps to take these pics and hold them as a look at our history …..

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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