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 Post subject: Ferdinand Das Neves Cross, north of Letaba
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It is the portuguese who used these crosses to mark a route. This one could be the one on the riverloop (S95) North of Letaba.

They were all cut into Leadwood trees, as these trees live long and seldom gets scarred by animals(like elephant).

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Easy one Das neve's cross just north of Letaba camp and just south of the letaba bridge on one of those several gravel road loops alongside the river.

Carved in a leadwood if not mistaken.

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wildtuinman wrote:
Easy one Das neve's cross just north of Letaba camp and just south of the letaba bridge on one of those several gravel road loops alongside the river.

Carved in a leadwood if not mistaken.


Correct !!! Das Neves Cross.

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The origin of a typical Portuguese cross, carved into an old leadwood tree along the S95 road just north of Letaba, remains shrouded in mystery. It may have been carved by the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinandes das Neves, during his expedition to the Soutpansberg in 1860-61.

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The map of the travels (fairly large, I have an even larger one):


Interesting map. This guy travelled quite a bit, don't you think ? I cannot imagine what he went through, travelling accross the region in those days :?

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