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Notes on the Geography of South Africa: Upington and Augrabies Falls: Photo 10

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There's very little traffic now, and none for passengers, but the line is strategically important for Namibia, whose sole rail link to any other African country comes this way. It's the Transnamib railway, extended this way after World War I when South Africa took over the administration of German Southwest Africa. North of Windhoek, the rail line dead ends at the Angolan border.

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