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Mbotyi, Wild Coast – photographs one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape
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Mbotyi, Wild Coast – photographs one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape

If you're after desolate beaches, rolling hills, the odd appearance of oxen pulling carts, and not much else, then Mbotyi is possibly one of the best hidden secrets in the Eastern Cape's Pondoland. The coast south of Port Edward is wild, and life here has not yet caught up with the western world's clamour for development and the acquiring of things ... Isn't it beautiful? To find out more see ... Mbotyi Photographs of Mbotyi © SA-Venues.com Wild Coast Links Mbotyi Popular Attractions Wild Coast Attractions Wild Coast Holiday Accommodation Eastern Cape Holi...
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Clarens in photographs
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Clarens in photographs

Between the high sandstone Rooiberge and the Maluti Mountains, the picturesque little town of Clarens is aptly described as "The Jewel of the Free State". Clarens is situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in very close proximity to the Golden Gate National Park and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho ... view our newest photographs of Clarens and why not start planning a weekend away to this delightful town? Photographs of Clarens © SA-Venues.com Click on the thumbnails to view the photographs: Clarens Links Clarens Attractions Clarens Accommodation Clarens Ho...
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Golden Gate National Park photographs
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Golden Gate National Park photographs

Photographs taken at the Golden Gate National Park in the Free State. The 11 600 hectares of unique environment is true highland habitat, providing home to a variety of mammals including black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok and Burchell's zebra - and birds, including the rare bearded vulture (lammergeier) and the equally rare bald ibis, which breed on the ledges in the sandstone cliffs. Ribbokkop, the highest point in the park, reveals a breathtaking tapestry of red, yellow and purple hues as its warm shades merge with the cool mountain shadows towards evening ... Photographs...
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Isn’t she beautiful? Photo by Greg Lumley
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Isn’t she beautiful? Photo by Greg Lumley

Cape Town in all her glory - no wonder that Cape Town is on Forbes.com "10 Most Beatiful Cities" list along with Paris, Sydney, Vancouver, Rome and Venice. This spectacular photograph of the Mother City and the Green Point Stadium was taken on Sunday by Cape Town Photographer, Greg Lumley, a beautiful, clear, summers day in Cape Town. Are Capetonians lucky to live in such a beautiful city ...  Photograph of Cape Town courtesy of and © Greg Lumley   Cape Town Info Cape Town Attractions Things to Do in Cape Town Cape Town Wedding Photographers Cape Town Weddings C...
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Sunrise Beach Walk in Cintsa (photograph)
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Sunrise Beach Walk in Cintsa (photograph)

Photographs taken of the sunrise on the beach in Cintsa on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape. This part of the coast is reminiscent of all things wild, and the beauty of the surrounds is the reason so many seek out this peaceful spot that claims its name from the river on which it lies, meaning ‘crumbling banks’ in Xhosa ... Photograph: Sunrise beach walk in Cintsa Cintsa Links Cintsa Attractions Cintsa Accommodation Wild Coast Accommodation Save Save
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Wild Coast Sunset Photograph
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Wild Coast Sunset Photograph

This fabulous photograph of  a Wild Coast Sunset taken last night in Coffee Bay was sent to us by a friend who is currently on a short break, "surfing the wild coast". The village of Coffee Bay, just 8 km down the road from the Hole-in-the-wall, is real beachcomber country with rustic lodges and bars, gorgeous swimming beaches, excellent fishing and breathtaking hikes. Coffee Bay is the only coastal resort, other than Port St Johns, to sport a tarred road to its door from the N2. The surrounding countryside is rugged with high cliffs and peppered with distinctive round, thatched, traditi...
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I am ready for 2010. Are you (photograph)
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I am ready for 2010. Are you (photograph)

This photograph of a young cheetah was sent to us by Cecillie from Emdoneni Lodge Cat Rehabilitation Centre in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal. The Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre cares for wild Cheetahs, Serval Cats, African Wildcats and Caracal (Lynx), which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and are in need of care and rehabilitation ... Photograph: I am ready for 2010. Are you? - By and © Endoneni Lodge View and photograph these amazing animals at the Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre. They offer educational tours daily, with feedings during the afternoon tour and an informative t...
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Sugar Bird & Spider by Leonard Browne (photograph)
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Sugar Bird & Spider by Leonard Browne (photograph)

This photograph of a Sugar Bird and Spider was submitted to our Novembers Photography Competition by Leonard Browne. The sugarbirds are a small family of passerine birds which are restricted to southern Africa. The two species of sugarbird make up one of only two bird families restricted entirely to southern Africa the other being the rock-jumpers Chaetopidae. In general appearance as well as habits they resemble large long-tailed sunbirds. They have brownish plumage, the long downcurved bill typical of passerine nectar feeders, and long tail feathers. (Source: Wikipedia). Photograph: Sug...
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Flightless Dungbeetle by Neville Cowan (photograph)
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Flightless Dungbeetle by Neville Cowan (photograph)

Dungbeetles seem to be a favourite sighting for visitors to South Africa, based on the number of photographs of dungbeetles that have been entered into our photographers' competitions. Here is one of my favourites from our Photographers Competition November 2009, by Neville Cowen of the UK. This particular dungbeetle was captured on film, in the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, which boasts the largest remaining population of this endangered beetle in the world. The main attraction of the Addo Elephant Park is the park’s 350 or so African Elephants. The Black Rhino and Cape Buffalo...
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All eyes on Cape Town (photographs)
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All eyes on Cape Town (photographs)

The city is buzzing with visitors all here to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer in the lead up to the final draw for the FIFA 2010 World Cup which is happening on 4 December. Readers of the UK Telegraph recently voted Cape Town as their favourite city outside Europe and in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers Choice, Cape Town was named top city in Africa / Middle East, and 4th in the world ... Wouldn't you rather be here too? Photograph: View from Robben Island towards Cape Town Photograph: Table Mountain Cableway Photograph: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Cape Town is gearing up for a ...
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Smitswinkel Bay Photographs
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Smitswinkel Bay Photographs

Smitswinkel Bay Photographs - Photos taken of Smitswinkel Bay on the False Bay Coast in the Cape. Smitswinkel Bay (or Smitswinkelbaai) is practically inaccessible and right next to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Reached only by foot, it is worth the effort to get there. The bay here is popular for snorkelling, diving and fishing and the water is calm and great for swimming. Views are fantastic as the mountains are virtually to the back of the beach and one overlooks False Bay. Smitswinkel Bay lies just past Simonstown on the False Bay Coast. Smitswinkel Bay Photographs by and © Iain and St...
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Birds Eye View by Noula Bouwer (photograph)
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Birds Eye View by Noula Bouwer (photograph)

Todays photograph was sent to us by Noula Bouwer as is entiled "Bird's Eye View". A great photograph of a giraffe, Noula has submitted a number of really great photographs to our current photography competition. You can see more of her entries at November Photography Competition. Giraffe are non-territorial, social animals that travel in large herds that are not organized in any way. They live in the savannas of Africa, where they roam freely among the tall trees, arid land, dense forests and open plains ... Bird's Eye View - Photograph by & © Noula Bouwer (South Africa) Useful Lin...
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Game Drive photograph by Justin Cohen
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Game Drive photograph by Justin Cohen

South Africa is a wildlife paradise offering umpteen numbers of national parks and game reserves. Although each game reserve offers its own dimension to game viewing, one common factor ties them all together: the regal big five of the South African wild world - Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Lion and Buffalo. Game Viewing in South Africa is done either in closed vehicles (mostly in the National Parks), in open safari vehicles in the Private Game reserves and both day and night game viewing is available in private reserves ... Game Drive photograph - By and © Justin Cohen (South Africa) Useful L...
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Vervet Monkey – mother and baby by Trudi Naude
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Vervet Monkey – mother and baby by Trudi Naude

Submitted to our November Photography Competion by Trudi Naude, this photograph of a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus Aethiops) and her baby is entitled "Hold on tight". Different types of vervets vary in colour, but generally the body is a greenish olive or silvery grey. The face, ears, hands, feet and tip of the tail are black, but an obvious white band on the forehead blends in with the short whiskers ... Photograph "Hold on Tight"- By and © Trudi Naude (South Africa) Useful Links: South African Wildlife South Africa Travel
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Eagle in Flight – photographs by Dror Orbach
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Eagle in Flight – photographs by Dror Orbach

These two photographs caught my eye when we received them as I think they are quite spectacular. Taken during a holiday to South Africa last year, they were sent to us by Dror Orbach from Israel. Dror has quite the eye for taking great wildlife photographs ... we featured his "Shy Waterbuck" two weeks ago and there are more on our November Photography Competition page. Eagle in Flight - By & © Dror Orbach (Israel) With a great prize up for grabs its not too late to submit your favourite holiday snaps. (must be wildlife or nature, taken in South Africa and you may submit as many a...
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