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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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Misty morning, South African bush country: by anijensen, Views[8]
Baby elephants playing: by anijensen, Views[8]
Adorable baby warthog: by anijensen, Views[9]
Warthog crossing: by anijensen, Views[8]
African umbrella trees, an iconic bush image: by anijensen, Views[9]
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Quiz 8

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [78] | Comments [11]

Where did we see this sign?

Quiz 7

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [55] | Comments [9]

Whose is this?

Quiz 6

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [45] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Quiz 5

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [50] | Comments [15]

Who is behind the glass and what are they doing?

Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [27]

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 ... 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 [44] | 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 [18]

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 [16]

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 >

Quiz 3

Sat, 6 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [87] | Comments [5]

What does this roadsign mean?

Lydenburg, The Highveldt

Sat, 6 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [17]

This morning’s drive was a bit of a bust.   We drove around and saw lots of animals, but heard that there had been a sighting of two cheetahs.   We headed for the area, cast back and forth, all eyes peeled, but nothing seen. ... Read more >

Black Rhino Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [82]

Woke up at 5 a.m., a virtual sleep in, and found that we were supposed to have met at 5:15.  We ran to our little truck to find Hayden waiting patiently for us.  We had a good 45 minute drive ahead of us (without stops) if we wanted to hunt ... Read more >

Quiz 2

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [96] | Comments [3]

What is this, and what movie made him famous?

Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [100] | Comments [2]

Our last morning game drive out Thakadu River Camp turned out to be predator morning.  We were looking for lions, because everyone in the camp heard lions roaring about a mile to the north, at about 4:45.  We didn’t see any lions that ... Read more >

Safaris and Things

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 | By anijensen | Views [86] | Comments [3]

Each day (apparently regardless of the lodge or operator seems to stack up like this:   5:15   Meet for coffee, load up for the morning drive.   It has actually been pretty cool in the morning, especially while the ... Read more >

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