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The Rhino
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The Rhino

Enjoy and/or contribute to our photo gallery of the Rhino. We asked visitors to share their holiday snaps with us. Below is a gallery and some of the experiences that travellers had while game viewing in our beautiful country. Click on any photo to enlarge and view a slideshow. The Rhino {Diceros Bicornis or Ceratotherium Simum} The rhinoceros is a large, primitive looking mammal that in fact dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago. In recent decades rhinos have been relentlessly hunted to the point of near extinction. Since 1970 the world rhino population has declined by 90 p...
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The Elephant
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The Elephant

Enjoy and/or contribute to our photo gallery of the Elephant. We asked visitors to share their holiday snaps with us. Below is a gallery and some of the experiences that travellers had while game viewing in our beautiful country. Click on any photo to enlarge and view a slideshow. The Elephant {Loxodonta Africana} The African Elephant is the largest living land mammal, one of the most impressive animals on earth. The Elephant's muscular trunk serves as a nose, hand, extra foot, signaling device and a tool for gathering food, siphoning water, dusting, digging and a variety of other funct...
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The Leopard
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The Leopard

Enjoy and/or contribute to our photo gallery of the highly elusive Leopard. We asked visitors to share their holiday snaps with us. Below is a gallery and some of the experiences that travellers had while game viewing in our beautiful country. Click on any photo to enlarge and view a slideshow. The Leopard {Panthera Pardus} The most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores, the leopard is also the shrewdest. Pound for pound, it is the strongest climber of the larger cats and is capable of killing prey far larger than itself. The coloring of the leopard varies from white to bright g...
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Ostrich on Guard!
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Ostrich on Guard!

We love this photograph of the Ostrich with the slightly blurred background making the Ostrich really stand out. Fabulous photo, thank you Marius for sharing it with us ... Thanks to everyone that has already submitted their photos - we've received a big new batch today which we will be uploading later today. We will keep featuring one a day - Leave us a comment on the gallery page and tell us which are your favourites - we'll try to feature as many as possible. Ostrich on Guard (near Calitzdorp) - Submitted by and © Marius van Antwerpen (South Africa). Save Save Save
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Quatermain’s Camp – A Special Experience
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Quatermain’s Camp – A Special Experience

Now this is a stay with a difference. Whilst many establishments might promise a similar experience to Quatermain's Camp, seldom is it that a venue, particularly game reserves where five star luxury has practically lost its allure it's so commonplace, really delivers beyond expectation. But by all accounts, Quatermain's Camp in the Amakhala Game Reserve, just 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth yet in a part of the country that is truly remote, does just that. Riaan and Julie have wowed their visitors with a campsite that manages to combine the simplicity of a bygone era - 1920s authentic ex...
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Oxpecker Research Facility unveiled at Mokopane
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Oxpecker Research Facility unveiled at Mokopane

Oxpecker Research Facility unveiled at Mokopane: The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa’s Mokopane Centre unveiled its custom-designed oxpecker facility on Friday 18th July 2008. This facility is for the research of Red-billed Oxpeckers with the aim of breeding and relocating these endangered birds to areas throughout South Africa. In the 1900’s oxpecker numbers were drastically reduced as a result of the use of dips to treat livestock against tick infestations. As a result, many oxpeckers, whose main source of food is ticks, were killed by the poison. Since that time, awareness ha...
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Arum Lily Reed Frog at Afton Grove Country Retreat
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Arum Lily Reed Frog at Afton Grove Country Retreat

Chris Spengler, owner of Afton Grove Country Retreat in Noordhoek - Cape Town, reports having recently found an Arum Lily Reed Frog (Hyperolius horstocki) on the glass pane of a dining door at the lodge recently. The Red Data listed species - Western Leopard Toad (Bufo Pantherinus) is resident for most of the year on the lodge grounds at Afton Grove Country Retreat. Other species that also occur at Afton Grove are: Clicking Stream Frog (Strongylopus grayii), Cape Sand Frog (Tomopterna delalandii) and Clawed Frog / Common Platana (Xenopus laevis). "It is a long time since I have been th...
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Stately “Lehututu” may not be around for much longer
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Stately “Lehututu” may not be around for much longer

Bela Bela - The stately Southern Ground Hornbill or "Lehututu" as it is locally called, may not be around for much longer. These huge black birds with their distinctive beaks and bright red wattles are part of the hornbill family that occurs naturally only in Africa and Asia. However, hornbill numbers are declining due to loss of habitat. "Many species will not survive without human intervention," says chief executive officer of the Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board, Benny Boshielo. "For any successful conservation effort, the active involvement of provincial authorities, conservation agencie...
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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve
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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Situated between the Kruger National Park and the Zululand Coast - the same Africa, a different world! Mkuze Falls is one of only two Private South African Game Reserves in the region where you can view the 'Big 5'. The Mkuze Falls Big Five Private Game Reserve is situated in the heart of historic Zululand in KwaZulu Natal. The reserve is located on land that once formed part of the 'Boer Republic', created when the pioneer leader, Piet Retief, bought the land from Dingaan, half brother of the great Zulu-king Shaka. Mkuze Falls Lodge consists of nine thatched chalets and a central lo...
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South Africa Game Reserves & Lodges
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South Africa Game Reserves & Lodges

South African National Parks and Game Reserves: South Africa boasts a huge collection of wildlife regions and game parks (both public and private) encompassing every possible landscape from deserts to forests, mountains to coast, teeming with wildlife species - including Africa’s Big 5: Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros. South Africa's Game Lodges and Bush Camps: Game lodges are located within private game reserves, national parks and nature reserves. The accommodations offered at a Game Lodge ranges from rustic to 5-star super-luxury; from self catering bush camps to ful...
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Fox News features Sanbona Reserve
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Fox News features Sanbona Reserve

Fox News & H Texas Magazine feature Sanbona Dick Dace visited Sanbona recently & was so impressed with his experience that he had Fox News in the USA show the footage he took on the reserve. Mr Dace also wrote the following article for H Texas magazine on the White Lions at Sanbona. At 6 a.m. on a brisk, fall day, the SUV bucked over the broken sandstone road in pursuit of game in the wild rosemary hills of Sanbona, South Africa. The Mediterranean blue skies greeted the dawn from last night’s rare rainstorm that prompted the March Lily to bloom in a spidery-profusion of white and p...
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