Western Cape

Elim

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Elim
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The rudimentary houses here - with thatched roofs and walls made of a mixture of grass and mud - are built just like those in which the poorest white inhabitants lived from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the 20C. Nowadays all of Elim's inhabitants are part of a community, members of the Church of Moravian Brothers, which has remained exactly the same since 1824. A journey into the past...