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The Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon | Panorama Route - Mpumalanga, South Africa (IMG_9899.jpg)

The Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon

The Three Rondavels are three round, grass-covered mountain tops with somewhat pointed peaks. They resemble the traditional round or oval rondavels or African homesteads quite closely, which are made with local materials. The names of the peaks commemorate a 19th century chief, Maripi, and three of his wives. The flat-topped peak adjacent to the rondavels is Mapjaneng, "the chief", who is remembered for opposing invading Swazis in a memorable battle. The three rondavels are named for three of his more troublesome wives - Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto.
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