"[One can b]ook a day trip up the spectacular Sani Pass into the tiny Kingdom of Lesotho, South Africa"

Sani Pass road runs from Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa to Lesotho in the Drakensberg. It is a notoriously dangerous road.

Boer War Hussar Scouts: These images come from a lavishly illustrated book published by H. Virtue and Co in 1900 which is a summary of the progress of the Boer War while it was still being fought.

Boer War Hussar Scouts: These images come from a lavishly illustrated book published by H. Virtue and Co in 1900 which is a summary of the progress of the Boer War while it was still being fought.

Johannesburg map South Africa, now fully restored.

Historic Johannesburg map South Africa, now fully restored.

Jan Smuts (right), Prime Minister of South Africa from September 5th 1939 – 4 June 1948. South Africa entered the war on September 6th 1939. This photo was taken in June 1944 with British PM Winston Churchill. http://www.challis.me.uk/id3.html

Churchill with Montgomery, Sir Alan Brooke (far left) and FM Jan Smuts, June 1944 (War Office)

Flying Cheetahs: SAAF P51 Mustangs in Korea

Flying Cheetahs: SAAF Mustangs in Korea The Mustang and the SAAF did not meet for the first time in Korea. Early models of this Briti.

Fowler & Co. of Leeds working with the British army designed and built a special armored steam traction engine road train for use in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1903. The train could transport men, ammunition and artillery. This seems to have been the first self-propelled armored road vehicle ever used in war. Steam tractors were still in use during WWI.

Fowler & Co. of Leeds working with the British army designed and built a special armored steam traction engine road train for use in South Africa during the Boer War 1899-1903. The train could transport men, ammunition and artillery. This seems to have been the first self-propelled armored road vehicle ever used in war. Steam tractors were still in use during WWI.

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