Balloon Kop (Baldy) - Balla Balla

This huge granite outcrop dominates the scene at the village of Balla Balla, Rhodesia and was a landmark for anyone driving from any direction. Officially known as Balloon Kop it is more commonly called "Baldy". A favourite spot for local youngsters, especially the students of Saint Stephen's College, to go clambering and picnicking. I recall seeing many a sunrise on New Year's day from the surveyors beacon that stands atop the dome.

photo taken by Gordon Poultney 1983

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