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Encouraging Maths and Science - Deep Rural Kwazulu Natal - Rural Development

GeoSolEarth brings hope to deep rural areas. Encouraging Maths and Science as well as interacting with learners, teachers and the community, we provide valuable online technological resources that promote entrepreneur development.



A large number of schools are very deep rural and lacking basic facilities such as libraries, halls, sports fields, assembly areas etc.

Ekuphiweni - Devondale - Qudeni - Emangidini - Nkabane - Sdashi - Mzimhlophe

#Mnqandi#DBSA#RamgoolamGroup#Ramgoolam#SkillsDevelopment#JobCreation#SouthAfricapic.twitter.com/0yB7LlNFmM — ☆ GEOSOLEARTH (@GeoSolEarth) October 9, 2019


Mona Primary School - Ekuphiweni

Isigcalaba - Nkandla Rural - Mbiswe - Malunga






The Areas of Mpendle - Makhayiyana - Ziyendane - Khovothi - Mandeni


Little Dreamers 👨‍💻 Mthwana Primary School pic.twitter.com/Mpdtb8FpvQ— ☆ GEOSOLEARTH (@GeoSolEarth) October 14, 2019



Rural Development - Kwazulu Natal - South Africa

Rural Areas of Kwazulu Natal - Many areas experience difficulties such as no water, lack of sanitation, no quality education, no libraries and gravel roads... Many teachers, nurses and hard working individuals strive everyday to make the places better, the children smarter and life easier...

Empower Those Around You... Look After Each Other... Try To Provide Opportunities
South African Building Contractor Group




Douglas - Mhlumayo - Mhlabathini - Pomeroy - Uitval - Kwazulu Natal



Sibongintuthuko Primary School - Mhlabathini - Umhlomayo - South Africa


Tugela Ferry and Church of Scotland Hospital

Tugela Ferry Mall - Tugela Ferry - Kwazulu Natal - South Africa


Hlabisa - Hlabisa Hospital - Umkhanyakude District Municipality

White Mountain - Sobabili - Wembezi - Pisgah - Ntabamhlope

Rural Access Roads - Deep Rural South Africa - Makekeni and Ezimbokodweni

Access roads provide opportunities for sustainable development to deep rural communities. These vital roads allow movement of both people and goods. The Okhahlamba Municipality has undertaken the initiative to provide access roads to the rural communities of Makekeni and Ezimbokodweni.


The Drakensberg Mountains world heritage site is home to thousands of  local and international tourists.


Madudla Contractors together with Maxode Projects and Geotechnical Solutions have lent valuable expertise and experience.



Job Creation, Skills Development and Women Empowerment in rural areas build confidence and improve the local communities.







More Drakensberg Videos... Drakensberg Adventure

On Other Travel Blogs ... Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve






Tugela Ferry - Msinga - Muden - Weenen - Job Creation - Skills Development

Geotechnical Investigations - Compaction Testing - Mod AASHTO - Soil Grading Analysis - Atterberg Limits - DCP Testing - Concrete Cube Crushing - Concrete Strength Testing - Block St…

Spioenkop Dam and Spioenkop Nature Reserve

An Adventure to the Scenic Spioenkop Dam and Spioenkop Nature Reserve.

Day visitors are welcomed as well as campers, fisherman and boating enthusiasts.




There is a Park Entry Fee to the access facilities. If you prefer luxury accommodation the Spioenkop Lodge is available for Bookings.




Spioenkop Dam Seen from Spioenkop Monument. Tours can be arranged with Spioenkop Lodge ...

This vantage point allowed soldiers who controlled the Hill a 360 View of the surrounding area. The Hill was integral during the Siege of Ladysmith.

Zebra at Spioenkop Nature Reserve - The Location is Awesome and you can embark on mini wildlife safari with your own vehicle...

Fishing is also permitted within the reserve and the Spioenkop Dam forms part of the Tugela outfall...





Animals and Wildlife include Giraffe, Zebra, Eland and numerous other Antelope species. Fish include Carp, Barbel, various river fish and occasionally bass in certain areas.






Spioenkop Lodge and Tours - Raymond Heron - Heron Tours ... Spioenk…

Giants Castle Nature Reserve - Central Drakensberg South

A Scenic Drive Towards The Giants Castle Nature Reserve...

Turning off from the Estcourt N3, winding through Wembezi ...




Giant's Castle is a mountain peak in the southern African Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal. Giants Castle offers visitors to the regions hiking opportunities with panoramic views. The Nature Reserve offers secluded accommodation, bushman rock art with easy access for everyone and about the best base to start a Drakensberg hiking experience. The area is one of many of South Africa's adventure areas, and plays host to the Giants Challenge MTB marathon in April each year.

Lying at the southern end of the central Drakensberg Giant’s Castle, which gets its name from the outline of the peaks and escarpment that combine to resemble the profile of a sleeping giant, is essentially a grassy plateau that nestles among the deep valleys of this part of the Drakensberg.(Wikipedia)




Giants Castle Game Reserve is considered the home of the eland as well as the bearded vulture.…

Central Drakensberg Adventure Through Winterton

A Gorgeous Drive through the Central Drakensberg - South Africa - Towards the Cayley Lodge Resort and Monks Cowl - Fishing can be done at Bell Park Dam as well as Drakensberg Sun - The Yummy Valley Bakery as well as the world famous Waffle Hut are must stops.



The Best Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menu can be found at Drakensberg Sun. Other resorts include Champagne Sports Resort, Dragons Peak and Monks Cowl Campsites, Champagnes Castle Hotel, Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort for Golf and Relaxation Sunsets - Cathedral Peak Hotel and the Didima Campsite.



The World Famous Drakensberg Boys Choir lies En-route. Cathkin Estates allows investors to purchase a small piece of this paradise for the price of a body part. So if you can afford the home you will die a happy soul.






The Monks Cowl Campsite allows hikers and climbers to venture deeper and higher into the Drakensberg Mountains. It is also the last of the Tar Road as 4x4s would now be required to progress further.






Article by: GeoSol Ea…

Tugela Ferry - Msinga - Muden Adventure - Rural Skills Development - Job Creation

The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Public Works has undertaken a school sanitation projectto construct new toilet blocks for male and female, grade R learners and teachers in theUmzinyathi DistrictMunicipality located within the Kwazulu-Natal province.
Various schools were identified within the Muden, Tugela Ferry and Msinga areas for geotechnical investigation studies.The Ramgoolam Grouptogether withNaidu Consulting Engineershave requestedGeotechnical Solutions (Pty) Ltdto carry out geotechnical investigation studies for selected schools.

Here is our Adventure...



Tugela Ferry is a town on the northern bank of the Tugela River, in central KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. During the apartheid era it formed part of the KwaZulu homeland, and at present it is included in the Umzinyathi District Municipality....

Schools included:


GeoSolutions List of Learner Schools
Emachunwini - Holwane - Mzomusha - Ntshishili - Sibumba - Nomaqulu - Bethulo - Pano - KusaKusa - Zizi - Osuthu - Mabedlana - Nomahaye - M…

Waterfall - Hart Hill Falls - Tugela River

The Stunning Hart Hill Waterfall is located a stones throw away from Colenso... Downstream of the Falls - Hart’s Hill is a hill and is located in uThukela District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 999 metres. Latitude: -28°40'53.04" Longitude: 29°49'59.12" The Falls is Located very close to the small town of Colenso...

Downstream of the Falls




Top of the Falls is equally Breathtaking... The Tugela River (Zulu: Thukela; Afrikaans: Tugelarivier) is the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. It is one of the most important rivers of the country. The river originates in Mont-aux-Sources of the Drakensberg Mountains and plunges 947 metres down the Tugela Falls. The Mont-aux-Sources is also the origin of tributaries of two other major South African rivers, the Orange and the Vaal. From the Drakensberg range, the Tugela follows a 502 kilometres (312 mi) route through the KwaZulu-Natal midlands befo…

Spectacular Drone Video Footage - Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration

Last year, I embarked on an unforgettable 19 000km adventure that will stay with me for a very long time. I crossed the African continent alone on a motorcycle. The journey took about 6 months, as I took my time to learn more about the 15 African countries I was travelling through .





I tried to help where I could, particularly with charities for children and wildlife conservation. I also captured many images, many of which are on the Facebook page of Two Wheels Across and documented the entire journey in videos for my Youtube channel.









One of the exciting parts of my adventure was Casper the friendly drone, a Quadcopter that I used as often as I could to capture the beauty of Africa from the air.





I am excited to share one of the videos I filmed with you. I was fortunate to be in Kenya’s Maasai Mara during the migration and I captured the river crossing from the air. I also danced with an elephant, ran with wildebeests and kept three lions company for a few minutes. I hope you will enjoy…

Satellite Image - The Nile Illuminated at Night

acquired October 28, 2010download large image (606 KB, JPEG, 1440x960) One of the fascinating aspects of viewing Earth at night is how well the lights show the distribution of people. In this view of Egypt, we see a population almost completely concentrated along the Nile Valley, just a small percentage of the country’s land area.
The Nile River and its delta look like a brilliant, long-stemmed flower in this astronaut photograph of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea, as seen from the International Space Station. The Cairo metropolitan area forms a particularly bright base of the flower. The smaller cities and towns within the Nile Delta tend to be hard to see amidst the dense agricultural vegetation during the day. However, these settled areas and the connecting roads between them become clearly visible at night. Likewise, urbanized regions and infrastructure along the Nile River becomes apparent (see also The Great Bend of Nile, Day & Night.)
Another brightly lit region is vis…

2014 - Satellite Imagery - Arabian Ramadan and Eid at Night

acquired 2012 - 2014download large image (1 MB, JPEG, 3099x3323) In December 2014, scientists using a NASA-NOAA satellite announced that they had detected significant changes in the amount and distribution of nighttime lighting during holiday seasons in the Middle East and North America. For instance, nighttime lights in some Middle East cities were 50 to 100 percent brighter during the holy month of Ramadan.


The maps on this page show changes in lighting intensity and location on the Arabian Peninsula and in the countries along the eastern Mediterranean coast. They are based on data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The maps compare the night light signals from the months of Ramadan in 2012–2014 (parts of July and August in these years) to the average light output for the rest of 2012 to 2014.


Green shading marks areas where light usage increased during the holy days; yellow marks areas with little change; and red marks areas whe…

The Wildebeest Migration - Timelapse

The time-lapse conveys the magnitude of the migration. This footage was shot over five days in northern Serengeti, Tanzania. It shows the migrating wildebeest crossing the Mara River while moving south into Tanzania from Kenya.The Serengeti Ecosystem supports 1.5 million wildebeest. These wildebeest are forced to migrate around a 40 000 square kilometre area in order to find fresh grazing pastures. The migration is full of danger and hardship for these resilient creatures. Thirst, hunger, exhaustion, predation and the Mara River are just some of the challenges they must face. You can read more about Will’s wildebeest migration project in his free ebook: My Top Ten Wildlife Experiences. -


Posted by News Desk in Animal Encounters, News, Photography, Videos and the News Desk post series.  October 27, 2014




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