Pure Pondo Adventures

Pure Pondo
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A sacred pool

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Feeling the vibes

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Meditating to the sound of water

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Veils of water

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Joy!

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Huge ceremony

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Leading sangomas in song

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Magwa ravine

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Up on the hill

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kwaReid homestead

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Moonrise at the homestead

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Xhosa bread

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Wading through tea

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Attaching leg rattles

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Trance

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Joined in trance

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Trusty drummers

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Kulelethongweni spinning

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Burning the sacred herb

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Deep trance

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Lending a hand

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Bliss

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Cave behind waterfall

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Magwa falls and ravine

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Magnificent Magwa

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Magwa

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kwaReid homestead

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A rock in the forest

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At home

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Newly hatched chicks

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Crushing dream medicine

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Hen and chicks

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The host

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Kids on the edge

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The homestead garden

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Genet

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Ceremonial hut roof inside

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Cow through the window

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Hen on eggs

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Baking Xhosa bread on the fire

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Delicious!

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Chicken in the window

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Framed

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Nyauwusa-Cat-in-the-hat

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Thongo in trance

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Flying

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Sea of grass

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Light assistance

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Full service

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Besporting themselves

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Whoosh!

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Cooking traditional beer

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The result-Umqombothi!

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Crushing snuff tobacco

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Graduation

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Friends and neighbors

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Giftgiving

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Procession

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Jollity

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Escorting a new sangoma

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Celebrating a new sangoma

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The herd goes out to pasture

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The goats hanging out

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Billy the stud

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Heaps of sangomas

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Busy yard at kwaReid

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Off on a hike

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Contemplation

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Collecting the sacred herb of the ancestors-”mpepho”

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