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Posts with tag Northern Cape

YITW 2013-14 – Augrabies Falls National Park

I'm in Augrabies Falls National Park now, which is still very much in the Kalahari region, although not in the typical sandy dunes that typifies much of this immense geological feature in Africa. The heat here at Augrabies seems more intense than in the dunes further north, because of the huge amount of granite rock in the area. It absorbs the enormous amount of sunlight and heat and reflects it back like the devil's personal pizza oven being used at full capacity on a particularly hungry night
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Mokala National Park – Where endangered species roam

The newest national park in South Africa is Mokala, about 80kms south-west of Kimberley. Proclaimed in 2007, it is the park which effectively took over from the old Vaalbos National Park, which was claimed back by the original land owners in 1998.

South African National Parks started looking for a nearby property that could replace Vaalbos, and in 2005 a hunting property was bought from private owners. The park has grown
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Leisure Wheels Magazine – April 2012 – Cover article – |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

My fourth Year in the Wild article for Leisure Wheels Magazine, with a great cover photograph, on the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park, another of my favourite wild places in South Africa. Published in the April 2012 issue.

Getaway Magazine – April 2012 – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

My sixth feature for Getaway Magazine's April 2012 edition, a cover article written and photographed, on the huge Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which straddles both South Africa and Botswana. (2.1MB size).

Leisure Wheels Magazine – March 2012 – Tankwa Karoo National Park

My third Year in the Wild article for Leisure Wheels Magazine, published in the March 2012 issue, on the awesome Tankwa Karoo National Park, one of my favourite wild places in South Africa.

Lions galore in Kgalagadi

As you may know, the famous Kalahari lions eluded me and Gareth on our recent trip to the Kgalagadi. Everyone else seemed to see them! Anyway, while we were there, we met up with Michelle Swemmer, who works as a wild dog researcher in Natal, but who was on holiday with her parents in the Kgalagadi recently. She is also a really good photographer, with a knack for being in the right place at the right time!  The day Gareth and I left Nossob, a pride of lions descended on the fence line of the
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