Tag Archives: Africa

Kruger

I was recently taken back to one of my most favourite places – Kruger National Park (in South Africa). Unfortunately, this was a not a personal visit, which would have been lovely, but Lisa (“Notes from Africa“) is currently travelling … Continue reading

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Foxy – a special meerkat

I recently was lucky enough to spend a month travelling in South Africa. The purpose for the visit was primarily to do some very exciting family tree research, to catch up with newly found family members and to get my … Continue reading

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An elephant in stone

There is no doubt that one of the mightiest creatures that walks the planet is the elephant. Nothing else looks even vaguely similar or comes close in terms of size, except perhaps some of the giants of the oceans. I … Continue reading

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Hyrax – a great name for a lovely animal

One of my favourite animals is one that I did not come across until recent years. The reason for this was simply that I seldom went to the sorts of places where it likes to live. This lovely animal is … Continue reading

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Beware the baboon!

As a child growing up in rural Africa, I do not recall many instances where we warned about potential danger from wild animals. I suppose we never really interacted with anything that could be dangerous other than the occasional venomous … Continue reading

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Nyala

This is the first of a series which will profile some of the beautiful animals that I have enjoyed and photographed while either living in, or on return visits to South Africa. Visitors to national parks in this country are … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Sunset at Mopani

Mopani is in Kruger National Park – a rest camp which I had not been to prior to my visit in 2011. Arriving in the late afternoon, we were delighted to find a restaurant with an outlook which was nothing … Continue reading

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