Monday, August 25, 2008

RSA Transkei - Mitchell Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1985-04-18 

Mitchell Bridge is a steel bridge cross the mouth of the Umtamvuna River between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, built in 1967, is also the border between Natal and the (formally) Transkei and main access point for traffic to the nearby Wild Coast Sun hotel, Water World and casino complex on the South Coast.
Transkei—which means "the area beyond the Kei River"—is a region situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is also the name of an Apartheid-era Bantustan (1959–94) corresponding to this territory. The Transkei is bordered by the Umtamvuna River in the north and the Great Kei River in the south, while the Indian Ocean and the Drakensberg mountain range of the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho serve as the Transkei's respective eastern and western frontiers. The main city is Mthatha, usually given as 'Umtata' on maps and in English-language medium materials.

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