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hWhat you're seeing here is a small residential compound at the edge of the farm where I spent the night. There are similar groupings all along the road, and you can take this place and multiply it by hundreds to get an idea of some of the more extended (entirely black) communities.

It has been less than 20 years since the Apartheid system was law, not so long ago. I didn't know it at the time, when I was working out this trip and choosing accommodation, and in retrospect I can see how it happened, but I didn't expect that I would find myself basically surrounded by only white people as owners, guides, etc. (10% or so of the population) and only black people in service roles. Not to say that this is not entirely true of everywhere of course, just where I was.
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