Day 15 Why I love South Africa: Pilanesberg Part 3


This is Part 3 of our visit to Pilanesberg Game reserve. You can find the first two posts here.

This last post is just photos of the wonderful animals that we have here in Africa. Enjoy!

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Koedoe

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Koedoe

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Lindsay and Hawie looking at a hippo

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A boerewors toast!

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A giraffe especially for Lindsay!

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Day 14:Why I love South Africa: Pilanesberg Part 2


Welcome to part 2.  In my previous post I related how we arrived at Pilanesberg and about a close encounter with an elephant. You can read that post here.

So after breakfast we decided to go on a game drive.

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We saw these water tortoises at the Mankwe dam bird hideout.

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I just couldn’t get enough of them!

 

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Time for a selfie with my sister!

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Springbokke

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Koedoe

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Wildebeest

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Wildebeest

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Hawie and Karin

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After the game viewing it was time for a braai picnic.

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In the heat of the day the animals go into the shade and rest. So we followed their lead and did the same.

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Day 13: Why I love South Africa: So many places to visit: Pilanesberg Day 13


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Earlier this year my sister, Karin, brother, Hawie, sister in law, Lindsay and I went to Pilanesberg  Game Reserve. It is close to Sun City in the North West Province.

Lindsay is American and we wanted to introduce her to South Africa.

We stayed in Safari Tents at the Manyane Camp.

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Rooibokke was in the camp with us. We tried to photograph them at night.

The first evening we arrived there there was a storm. We had to braai indoors and eat our potato salad and meat in the tent.IMG_9245 IMG_9241

The next morning Karin and I went for a drive and we saw wildebeest and a jackal.

 

 

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A jackal

 

 

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During our morning drive an elephant came to say hello.

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If an elephant lifts his trunk it’s time to make a plan to get out of his way.

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After that visit from the elephant we were ready for breakfast at our tents. We were busy preparing when other visitors came along. Pumba’s family. In Afrikaans we call them Vlakvarke (Warthog in English)

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Lindsay and Hawie

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We’ve seen so much already and it’s only breakfast on the first day!

To be continued….

 

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