I recently briefly ventured into the Nkomazi area to do work with an organization there.

Nkomazi is the area wedged between Swaziland, Mozambique, and Kruger National Park (check your maps). It has a very different feeling than where I live. Outside of the small towns Malelane and Komatipoort, the Nkomazi area is mostly villages. However, the villages can be very large and bustling, and Nkomazi has a wonderful vibe that’s both laid-back and very alive.

This is the most specific sign I’ve seen:

This is a place of business (the town name is blacked out). I think they sell airtime and electricity units (prepaid electricity!). I see shipping containers turned into places of business all the time, which is totally awesome recycling. They should try this in LA with all their empty containers.

Check out these cows passing by the booze store:

Again, the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

We followed these cows for a few minutes, then we broke off to watch some soccer and the sunset:

Finally, a warning to all South Africans. The most mocked fast food creation of the last 5 years has finally made its way to Africa:

Now known as the “World Famous Bowl”. KFC is like a church here, no other fast food establishment draws quite the crowd that KFC does. It tastes terrifyingly identical to how it tastes in America. I’m sure the South African famous bowl continues this reign of terror.


Matt Kertman says:

You are ridiculous. You come into my home town, don’t even say what up, and then mock our culinary delights. You’re fired.

07 Jun 11 @ 8pm

michaelwsherman says:

your home town? no i wasn’t. lay off the whoonga

09 Jun 11 @ 1pm