South Africans

15 Sep

These folks are South African but they are more specifically Capetonians.  The Western Cape, where we have been, is markedly different from the rest of South Africa; climatically (mediterranean); politically (more liberal), economically (more wealthy), geographically (the southernmost point), horticulturally (the smallest of six floral kingdoms of the world) and culturally (more laid back.)

6 Responses to “South Africans”

  1. Joyce Tate September 17, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    … such diversity! …

    • Jill September 17, 2012 at 2:47 am #

      There is such a mixture of races here…the 11 tribes of native South Africans, Indians, Indonesias, Malaysians, Whites, and more I do not know.

  2. Nancy Lehrhaupt September 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    looks like quite a mixture of people. have you gone to any other part of the country?

    • Jill September 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      No we have just stayed in and around a two hour radius of Cape Town. That is what we are doing in each of the places we’re staying. We just concentrate on a small area and get to know it really well. By the time we leave we feel like we have gotten an understanding of the culture.

  3. Neil Freer September 15, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Interesting genetic lines and combinations thereof……….What is the spoken language, what other language that we may have heard does it sound like and do you understand it? The sign on the wall by the jetty gent is printed in English lower case but what is the language, Dutch?

    • Jill September 15, 2012 at 6:55 am #

      There are 11 languages spoken in South Africa. The primary language in the Cape is English, secondary is Afrikans and then native languages like Khosa. Africans is called, “Baby Dutch.” It is primarily Dutch with a few french (Huguenot)influences.

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