In this video, South African writer and poet Siphokazi Jonas creates a bespoke love letter – “A place of many names” – to her country, as the camera takes us on a journey showcasing its diversity and beauty.
From the burning Karoo and Kalahari semideserts to the misty heights of the Drakensberg range and the massive Blyde River Canyon, the breadth of landscapes is stunning.
Even in urban Cape Town, you need only look up to see the beautiful fynbos (indigenous flora) climbing the slopes of Table Mountain, while nearby, two of the world’s most dramatic coastal roads lead to Cape Point and Hermanus.
Add the vineyards carpeting the Cape Winelands, old-growth forests along the Garden Route, wrinkly mountain ranges from the Cederberg to the Swartberg, and Indian Ocean beaches, and there’s a staggering variety to enjoy.
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