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South Africa is an exhilarating and complex country. With its post-apartheid identity still in the process of definition, there is undoubtedly an abundance of energy and a sense of progress about the place. Travellers are returning to a remarkable land that has been off the trail for way too long. The infrastructure is constantly improving, the climate is kind and there are few better places to see Africa's wildlife. But if you want to understand South Africa, you'll have to deal with the full spectrum; poverty, the AIDS pandemic and violence remain a problem.

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Approaching Angkor Wat: by anijensen, Views[37]
 
Uganda's national bird.: by steve_and_emma, Views[13]
 
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The elusive eland.: by steve_and_emma, Views[13]
 
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Quiz 9

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 | By anijensen | Views [133] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Photos: Morley House for Christmas

Sun, 4 Jan 2015 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery


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Morley House for Christmas

Sun, 4 Jan 2015 | By steve_and_emma | Views [11]

Initially we’d thought to spend the festive break touring around the parts of Uganda we’ve not yet visited to ensure we tick everything off the list before we leave.  However, that idea got knocked on the head as we decided we couldn’... Read more >

Cape Town to Mozambique

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [95] | Comments [1]

We've been on board the Seven Seas Voyager, for a week now, and the activity has been pretty frantic.  We've made landfall each day so far, and we've stayed pretty busy, both on and off the ship. After leaving Cape Town on the evening of December ... Read more >

Durban and Cape Town, South Africa

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [39]

Durban's a great city!   We drove in from Swaziland in just about four hours.   Nice scenery,   lots of cows and goats in the road until we hit the N2 which speeded things up for us. Durban is a very metropolitan ... Read more >

Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland; Hluhluwe/Infolozi Game Reserve

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [48]

On the morning of December 13, he drove south out of Kruger National Park, and left South Africa to cross the border into Swaziland.   Swaziland is the last absolute monarchy in Africa.   It was a British protectorate during the colonial ... Read more >

Quiz 8

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [150] | Comments [13]

Where did we see this sign?

Quiz 7

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [102] | Comments [9]

Whose is this?

Quiz 6

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [88] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Quiz 5

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [96] | Comments [15]

Who is behind the glass and what are they doing?

Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [53]

On the morning of our departure from Satara Camp, we went on a walk through the bush with two park rangers.   We arose at 3:30, and met at 4:00 for a ride in an open safari vehicle to our start point. Something we have learned on the ... Read more >

Photos: Pietermaritzburg

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By siobhan2014 | Photo Gallery

My sister and I decided to go for a holiday in South Africa. It was amazing.
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Quiz 4

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [87] | Comments [17]

What language is "wildebeest", and what is the literal translation?  Bonus:  What is the traditional joke among South Africans about the wildebeest's composite parts?  Without looking it up, what body parts does the wildebeest seem to ... Read more >

Satara Camp, Kruger National Park

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [37]

This morning we headed out from Hazy View, Casa Do Sol, and winded our way backtracking quite a bit to try our hand at God’s Window one more time.   It is viewing area where you can see the entire escarpment and surrounding valley and ... Read more >

Casa do Sol, near Hazyview

Sun, 7 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [36]

This morning, we left our luxurious accommodations at Casa do Sol for more touring of the Panorama Route and the Hazyview highlands area.   First stop was the historic gold mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a gold strike boom town ... Read more >

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