Aerial View of Louis Trichardt


In the early hours of a February morning in 1977 I was born in the hospital in Louis Trichardt (in the Limpopo province of South Africa). I grew up in this little town and lived here for a total of 18 years. I moved to Pretoria in 1996 and have practically been a Gautenger since then (although I did return to Louis Trichardt in 1998 to work for a year). Yesterday I arrived in Louis Trichardt for the first time in 2 years to visit my family. Today my brother and I took a drive into the Soutpansberg to visit some old spots I had not visited in some time. I also discovered a few new spots I had not been to. Our first stop was Mountain Inn (about 10 km outside the town). One has a pretty decent view of Louis Trichardt from the Mountain Inn restaurant deck. I snapped this photo of the town whilst enjoying my first Black Label of the day. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 21st of December 2010.

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  1. I found an old photograph which appears to be have taken from the exact same vantage point as yours titled “Aerial view of Louis Trichardt”. Its a rudimentary postcard pic and seems to have been taken about 75 years ago from “Mountain Inn”. If you know of anyone who may be interested in receiving a digital copy, kindly just send me your/their email address/es.


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