Accidental Tourist

Mpumalanga is full of accident-prone grockles, er, tourists

When visiting the province, do as the locals do, lest you want to fall over a waterfall, writes Andrew Unsworth

12 January 2020 - 00:00 By Andrew Unsworth

Many years ago, on my first visit abroad, I went to Cornwall in the West Country of England. I soon learned that the local, slightly derogatory word for a tourist was a "grockle". Because I was one, apparently, a stranger slightly ignorant of local ways and gawping at everything.

The word has come back to me since I moved from Johannesburg to a tourist town in Mpumalanga two years ago. We get grockles here, too...

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