Day 21: Why I love South Africa: Rhino


My first memories of rhino’s are when I’m about 10 or 11 years old at the Botsalano Game reserve in the North West Province, South Africa.

We were walking in the veldt with game rangers and we had to stay wind up in order for us to go closer to the rhino’s.

A rhino cannot see very well and I think of them as gentle giants.

They are very endangered  because people kill them for their horns.

I hope we can stop them so that future generations can also see them.

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Kruger National Park October 2011

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Day 20: Reasons Why I love South Africa: Giraffes


My lovely sister in law loves giraffes and I have written a post about them before. You can find it here. 

You can find giraffes in groups or on their own. Older bulls usually stay on their own.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Day 19: Why I love South Africa: The Animals: Rooibokke/Impala


The impala is a small antelope. You will find plenty of them in game reserves.

Some of these pictures were taken in the early morning and I think they look amazing!

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Day 18: Why I love South Africa: The animals: Springbokke


A springbok is s a medium-sized brown and white antelope. It is very fast and can reach speeds of up to 100km/h (62 mph) it can jump very high 4m (13 feet) through the air. Spring – translated is jump and bok translated is goat.

The springbok is South Africa’s national animal and also the name of the South African Rugby Team.

I love seeing them jump and leap through the air.

The Springbok and Impala look very similar and people sometimes get confused with them.

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Day 17: Why I love South Africa: The elephants


An elephant is amazing

Majestic and powerful!

They also have emotions and have been known to “cry”. I love seeing these amazing creatures.

 

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Day 16: Why I love South Africa: The Animals: zebra


My favourite animal is a zebra. I love horses and a zebra is a horse in pj’s am I right?

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My brother Hawie, sister Karin and me on a Mobil zebra in the late 80’s

Every zebra’s stripes are different. Just like a fingerprint. The sound that a zebra makes is what I associate with savannah and the African bush.

I’d like to share some of our best zebra photo’s with you:

 

 

 

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