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Scenes from the Eastern Cape
July 25, 2012
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This post is from one of my favourite bloggers, 2Summers, who is visiting the Eastern Cape at the moment. Having spent 9 months living in the Eastern Cape,  its probably my favourite part of  South Africa. Sadly, this part of South Africa is often missed by many international travelers which is really a pity.  I plan to do a post on some of my favourite places in the Eastern Cape soon, but for now here are some of 2Summers lovely photos…

Reblogged from 2Summers:

I’m in the Eastern Cape at the moment. The Eastern Cape is one of my favorite South African provinces; the people are friendly, the pace is slow, and the scenery is beautiful in a non-dramatic kind of way. It’s seriously cold though, especially in the evening. There’s frost on my car windshield in the morning, and the mountains are capped with snow. (By the way, ice-scrapers don’t exist here so forget about scraping the windshield. You just turn your car on and wait for the frost to melt.)

I spent most of the last two days visiting rural villages in the Queenstown area, about two hours inland from East London. I’ll probably have more say about what I’m doing later, but for now here are a few photos that I shot along the way.

a man and his pipe

a man and his pipe

The Eastern Cape is known for its colorfully painted rondavels. Check out the snow on the hills above.

Kids going home from school in a village called Hackney
Two guys and another colorful house

Two guys and another colourful house

Cooking up some traditional African beer

Cooking up some traditional African beer

Can you tell I like the colourful houses?

Can you tell I like the colourful houses?

The puppy’s name is Madam

The cutest kitten in the Eastern Cape

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There are 8 comments

  • Aileen says:

    Yaay, rep the EC 🙂 beautiful pics and yes, please post more about the amazing Eastern Cape.

  • Akhona says:

    Awesome

  • Roxanne says:

    LOVE the photo of the old man with his pipe. I can just feel the winter sun’s warmth!

  • onesisa says:

    Wow loving the colorful houses a reflection of our rainbow nation. Mzansi you rockafela.

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