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Date palms, red mountains and the Orange River comprise the world of Pella, the South African date capital. The cathedral was built by two missionary fathers who settled here in the late 19C, with the sole help of the Encyclopedia of Industrial Arts. The little museum next door, as well as the mission, recount the history of the village and the multiracial community that settled here. Enjoy the lovely nearby Augrabies Falls and rafting on the river.

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  • The Kalahari Recommended Recommended

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    In South Africa, the Kalahari desert begins to the north of the Orange River. This vast expanse of contrasting landscapes has arid wild red dunes as well as cultivated areas. Like a green lung, its river banks can support farming, and date palms and ..

  • The Roman Catholic Mission, a historical Salesian mission, was founded by the River Orange in the late 19C to "evangelise the coloured community". Then run by Father Bécoulet, over the years the community's members built a community hall, s..

  • At the centre of a sandy esplanade, the yellow and white cathedral surprises by its exotic eclecticism. Built in 1895, the building exudes the joy of the faithful, against a backdrop of blue sky and palm trees. Its clock and bell tower were funded by..

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