Around the World No. 13



  • [img]https://vivaldi.net/media/com_easysocial/photos/8604/49409/img037web_original.jpg[/img] This picture is taken in 1975 or 1976. That staff house is among the newest buildings belonging to this remote boarding school. [b]Your task is to find the location and the full name of the school.[/b] Try to find out continent, country, and other geographic clues. Yes/no questions will be answered with (you guessed it) yes or no. New clues/pictures every 24 hours. Good luck!



  • So why did you start a new thread when the old one is still unsolved?

    The hat looks like a traditional Australian hat, so I'll start with that much …



  • @sgunhouse:

    So why did you start a new thread when the old one is still unsolved?

    Two reasons:
    I have finally learned how to include pictures in a thread. :)
    Several times when a puzzle was solved, someone else faster than me, published a new thread. :(
    Was it a big sin to jump the gun? :blush:

    @sgunhouse:

    The hat looks like a traditional Australian hat, so I'll start with that much …

    You are right that we are south of the equator, but you are on the wrong continent.



  • :)
    Is this remote boarding school in South America? :silly:

    Is this remote boarding school in Africa? :woohoo:
    :cheer:



  • No. :(
    Yes :)




  • This picture is from the African country’s south-eastern boarder with a bigger country.



  • Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the Lutheran Church?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the Catholic Church?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the Mormon Church?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by any church group?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the UN?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the CARE?
    Is this remote boarding school in Africa sponsored by the World Refuge Fund?





  • :woohoo:
    7 x No :(

    This remote boarding school in Africa is one of the country's oldest secondary school.
    It was "sponsored" one man: Son of tribal chief of the largest tribe in the country.



  • No, Zambia is not the correct country.




  • Inside the staff house.



  • Maru-a-Pula (MaP) a world-class school rooted in Botswana.



  • Botswana is the correct country.

    A school on the capital is hardly remote. :) No to Maru-a-Pula.
    The school you are looking for is not even in a village.
    The boarder to SA consists of straight lines here near Gaborone.
    Look at picture # 2 in this thread.



  • Is this remote boarding school in N Botswana?
    Is this remote boarding school in S Botswana?
    Is this remote boarding school in E Botswana?
    Is this remote boarding school in W Botswana?
    Is this remote boarding school in Central Botswana?
    Is this remote boarding school close to the Marico river?
    Is this remote boarding school close to the Molopo river?
    Is this remote boarding school close to a river?
    Is this remote boarding school close to a lake?
    Is this remote boarding school close to a dam?
    Is this remote boarding school close to a diamond mine?



  • It is called Central Botswana, but when you look at the map, it is in the eastern part. The school is between the railway and a river, but not those two you listed. The river is where the elephant got its trunk according to a fairytale, so the river is fairly famous. :P



  • Shashe River Senior Secondary School



  • No. Shashe River School has lots of “civilian houses” nearby.

    “In one of many well-wooded valleys of the X Hills lies one of the first secondary schools of Botswana. […] and then well-watered valley, to which he had often come by ox-wagon […]” Well, everything is relative. The little stream and the trees don’t impress a Scandinavian. The nearest village is 8 km by curvy road to the south of the remote school.

    The river on picture # 2, is probably one hour drive father to the east - here “the crocodile pulled the elephants nose” as the story goes.



  • One method to find this remote school is using Google Maps.
    At Martin’s Drift there is a bridge across the border river Limpopo. If you go to street view at Martin’s Drift Border Control and make a 360 turn around, you'll see a flat (and boring) landscape. But if you look carefully, you will find some distant hills. Change to Map view, “drive” towards Palapye and look for a smaller road into those hills…





  • You are getting close.
    Look to the right of the main road from Martin's Drift toPalapye.


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