Images of South Africa

Today I find myself sifting through old photos and feeling indescribably thankful for the experiences I’ve been afforded.  Around this time four years ago, I was ecstatic having found out I was accepted to study with my dream study abroad program in South Africa.  It seems insufficient to say the few months spent there “changed everything”, so I will let a few of my favorite photos from my archives do the talking. South Africa stole my heart.

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A salute to the “uMkhonto weSizwe” (MK) armed struggle that fought Apartheid.

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A mama observes a local football match in Kayalitsha Township.

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I felt little eyes on me. Kayalitsha Township, Cape Town.

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A fellow students host Tata dressed in his finest Xhosa dress for a celebration. Cape Town.

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Lessons on how to start a proper fire at Kwa Ttu reservation outside of Cape Town.

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A man attends mosque in Bo Kaap.

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The faces of my sweet little “Bhutis” and “Sisis”, forever ingrained in my mind. Tshabo, South Africa.

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Off to Madrasa. Bo Kaap.

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Host brother Riyaan, in contemplation. Bo Kaap.

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Little fingers. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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Mama. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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Heaven on earth: Sunday market at Old Biscuit Mill. Cape Town.

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A view that could break your heart. Camps Bay, Cape Town.

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Camps Bay, Cape Town.

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The celebration of Eid. Cape Town.

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Granny on Eid. Cape Town.

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Qhayiya. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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The slaughter house. Cape Town.

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Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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Bafana Bafana fans at a friendly match between USA and South Africa. Cape Town.

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Sizwe. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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The walk home. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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Mama and crew. Tshabo, Eastern Cape.

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The magic hour, in the magic apartment. Camps Bay, Cape Town.

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Celebration for the environment. Kayalitsha Township, Cape Town.

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A family enjoys an outdoor concert held in Kirstenbosch Gardens. Cape Town.

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Lions Head, as seen from Camps Bay.

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Exploring the vineyards of Stellenbosch.

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A shepherd carries the baby goats who are too young to walk. Cape Town.

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11 thoughts on “Images of South Africa

  1. Now I’m envious, you get to travel to South Africa and get such a nice collection of photos! I would love to have this similar chance to get there as well! Cheers!

  2. Pingback: Around the World in 10 Moments — Blog — WordPress.com

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