Hillcrest Conservancy Springside Nature Reserve

I was asked recently to take a group of British tourists on a walking tour of “somewhere nice“. The usual places I thought of were to far away thanks to a time constraint and I was really at a loss of where to take them. And then I remembered that in the heart of Hillcrest is a small nature reserve, one I had been to while on a school tour 20-odd years ago! So a few phone calls later, and armed with Robertson’s guide to birds as well as a “grasses and trees of KwaZulu-Natal” guide, we took a drive to the Hillcrest Conservancy Springside Nature Reserve.

Hillcrest Conservancy Springside Nature Reserve

Hillcrest Conservancy Springside Natare Reserve

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South African National Anthem

In 1997 the new national anthem of South Africa was adopted. The anthem itself is a hybrid song containing lyrics of the old anthem, and includes 5 different languages; Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English. Language Lyrics English translation Xhosa Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo, God bless Africa Raise high its glory Read more…