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


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…