Tag Archives | South Africa

Travel Africa: Cool Land Rover Gear You Can’t Live Without

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Posts of kitting our Travel Africa overland vehicle started Our African Retirement Estate on Wheels,  then Land Rover TD5 Right Vehicle?  followed by 5 Essential Vehicle Modifications and now Cool Gear. Storing and Preparing Food Hooray, if you travel Africa you won’t have to forage or survive on crackers and tuna fish!  Depending on locality and […]

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The Knoll Guest Farm, Hilton South Africa

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The Knoll Guest Farm in Hilton KZN South Africa has become our favorite B&B to park our tent! “Rudy we’re on our way again, do you have room for us?” Situated near Margrit’s parent’s retirement village and with Nelly at 88, we have spent a lot of good times helping her out over the past […]

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Happy Birthday Margrit and THANK YOU!!

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Life with this Wildlife nut is amazing. Fierce Lions, orphaned Rhinos and Monkeys, scary Snakes, injured Raptors, majestic Elephants, and many other injured or Endanger Species; Margrit does her part to help them by Helping People Saving Wildlife.   After 40 years together you could say we know each other pretty well.  But Margrit surprises me daily […]

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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week The first task the team took on this week was the ‘greener transitory cage’ project, which involved purchasing and rolling out grass into the monkeys’ enclosures. This provided not only enrichment for the monkeys, but also a source of food, […]

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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week The beginning of this week continued focus on the injured monkey that was taken into care by Bamebelela, after she had been shocked by a power transformer. Sana-Kariba appeared to be feeling much stronger, but there was still a 50/50 […]

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Human Wildlife Conflict: Protecting Cheetah in South Africa

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Running fast towards extinction largely due to human wildlife conflict is our planet’s cheetah population. Could guard dogs be a solution to protect them? According to Cheetah Outreach, currently there are only approximately 7,500 cheetahs left in Africa, compared to the 100,000 world-wide at the turn of the century 1. Of these, South Africa holds approximately 850 […]

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If the Wildlife Disappears so do the Tourists

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PHOTOS Africa for eons has attracted explorers, hunters and today tourists because of its wildlife. The camp is quiet during the heat of the day, but as evening sets in the game drive vehicles return, dusty 4x4s with rooftop tents arrive as do huge overland safari mobiles with sweaty Europeans onboard. Staff kicks in high […]

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When Laws Favor the Bad Guys Endangered Rhinos are the Losers

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Laws should protect endangered rhinos but in South Africa there appears to be a problem. Sitting at the Paris airport waiting for our flight to Johannesburg we got talking. Oni and her husband have a bush home on one of those property developments that also serve as a nature reserve. Of course, with anyone connected […]

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Betrayed! Rhino Sold to Save Haven – Trophy Hunting Farms?

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Kruger National Park no longer the jewel reserve of South Africa, rhino sold instead of protected from poachers. Peter Milton (founder of Strategic Protection of Threatened Species) Speaks Out… The news that a large number of Kruger Park rhinos are being moved to privately owned hunting farms has come as a major shock in conservation […]

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Anti-Poaching System That Keeps Rhino Alive

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Why is it that hundreds of rhino have been killed in South Africa over the past decade while the small neighboring country of Swaziland has lost less than a handful? As we sit watching a small herd of ever watchful Water Buck, a jittery Warthog family and the partly submerged lazy Hippos at the waterhole […]

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