Untunjambili (twin arch), a.k.a. Kranskop in the far distance in the upper left corner. Photo taken from main road approximately 1 kilometres distant from residence.
Damn it, John, I've just found Nkandla using Google Earth. Others place it elsewhere and locating it within the district has perplexed me for about a week. The search, given the little information available, has proved enjoyable and worthwhile. However, your landscape image and panorama top it off. The foreground bush, windsock and gradated haze in the background give it both depth and, dare I say it, humour. Congratulations on a great capture.
Thanks Mike for your kind comments! The homestead's location perplexed me for a long time as I originally searched around Nkandla town on Google Earth as it is here that the media reports tend to suggest it might be found, but to no avail. I think its location is in fact closer to Kranskop than to Nkandla town. If you are ever up this way it is well worth the trip from Melmoth to Nkandla town, through the Nkandla Forest, over the Thukela River and finally through to Kranskop. A very overlooked area from a tourist perspective and now served by excellent roads from Nkandla Forest through to Kranskop. Some of its quite an engineering feat and very scenic.
The cattle kraal and the underpass beneath the fence for cattle and goats can clearly be seen in this photo. The chicken run is not obvious, while the fire pool is hidden. The under construction structures on the far left and lower center are apparently now completed (March 2014).
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Photo taken in Matini, South Africa
Misplaced? Suggest new location