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Friday, December 28, 2012

Cape Point Spledor

We decided to make use of the perfect (cool) weather and head as far south as we could go for the day. Cape Point provided us with so much to do and so many things to see, that we ran out of time to do what we came here for... a hike. Hopefully next time we will be able to hike the Olifants bos hike.


The lighthouse from 'the other side'





Todays highlight came when we decided to take a walk past the light house to the old light house right at the tip of  Cape Point. 

This clifface is not a place to hang out other than maybe getting a quick snap "Been here, got the t-shirt".


This is a sight everyone should see, but only the few who venture further than the current lighthouse, will be able to be spoilt by the beauty of this wild ocean on this tip of Africa.




Vasco de Gama came here in the mid 1400's and placed his cross in the vacinity of this monument.  We can see why the sailors of the past decided to make this their destination.

The sun started setting and we had to start heading back home.












This is the modern day lighthouse used today to navigate the traffic past this point.



Cape Point is part of Table Mountain National Park and the SANPARKs group.  They have many animals in this park, if you just stop and take the time to look for them.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thulamela Ruins Pafuri Kruger National Park

"One of my favourite activities in the Kruger National Park is the Thulamela Archeological trip from Punda Maria. This is a half-day trip that takes you up Thulamela hill near Pafuri where you spend a morning learning about and exploring the incredible Thulamela ruins. What I love about the activity is that it is not rushed at all. The knowledgeable guides take the time to answer any of your questions thoroughly and tell incredible stories about the area's history and their own experiences in the area..." Source: http://www.weg.co.za/knp_146/activities/thulamela.html

Friday, December 21, 2012

African Buffalo Kruger National Park

Northern Kruger National Park. The African buffalo is a very robust species. Old bulls have whitish circles around their eyes. Females tend to have more reddish coats. Forest-type buffaloes are reddish brown in colour with horns that curve back and slightly up. Calves of both types have red coats.

The horns of African buffalo are very peculiar. A characteristic feature of them is the adult bull's horns have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield referred to as a "boss", which can not always be penetrated. From the base, the horns diverge, then bend down, and then smoothly curve upwards and outwards. The distance between the ends of the horns of large bulls is more than a metre.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waterbuck Pafuri Kruger National Park

Waterbuck are found in scrub and savanna areas near water where they eat grasses. Despite its name, the waterbuck does not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. They are diurnal. Females gather in herds of between two and six hundred individuals. Males keep territories of around three hundred acres (1.2 km²) during their prime. 

According to African myth, the meat of the waterbuck is not edible, but this is untrue—whilst not especially tasty, waterbuck venison is safe to eat. Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Biyamiti River Walk Kruger National Park

One of the best ways to experiece Kruger is on foot. This was a river walk along the Biyamiti River (2 weeks prior to this river flooding the Biyamiti Camp in the Dec 2011 floods) — at Kruger National Park.

Baby Baboon Kruger National Park

We could sit and watch this little one and his family for hours on end.  The babies is another side of Kruger that we found so special during the summer season.  This proved to be far more rewarding than the normal chasing of the Big 5.  (which involved traffic jams of gigantic proportions, and even people fighting for a better position that can change in seconds). 




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

African Buffalo Kruger National Park

While we were waiting for a hippo to jump through hoops, at the Engelhard dam near the Letaba camp, this beauty came for a much needed drink of water in the heat of the mid day. He is such an iconic African symbol.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dwarf Mongoose Kruger National Park

What are you and your family up to this weekend?

We found this huge family of tiny little beauties very busy being busy doing what Dwarf Mongoose do when they are busy. Loved watching them doing their thing...


Picture taken in the south of Kruger National Park.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holiday Accommodation Cape Town Sunset Beach

Holiday accommodation in Sunset Beach Cape Town.

See the latest new spot that has opened up for you to come and enjoy.  Its such fun shooting a pretty model :)

Click here if you are interested to find out availability and costs etc http://www.capetowngateway.co.za/