In January/February 2007 I spent three weeks in South Africa. The main purposes of the visit were to experience the wildlife
and landcape of the region, see an international cricket match outside the UK for the first time and to witness the
operations of the Sishen-Saldhana (OREX) railway. Built in 1973, this line sees the delivery of 30 million tons of iron ore per year
on a 540-mile-long line from Sishen in the Northern Cape to the port of Saldanha, seventy miles north of Cape Town. In
addition, I also saw some rail action in and around Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province and in the Western Cape region.
Copyright: Stu Levene, 2008.