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Humpback Whales & Whale Sharks

Humpback Whales & Whale Sharks

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

It takes a lot of pushing and shoving by all of us a boatful of snorkellers to shift the Rubber Duck into the shallows before we all clamber clumsily in. With a spurt of engine power, the boat slices through cresting waves towards heaving walls of water that appear insurmountable, yet the vessel rides them like a buoyant duck.
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Naudés’ Nek, Eastern Cape

Naudés’ Nek, Eastern Cape

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

This dirt road, the highest in South Africa, clings to the edge of a massive mountain slope — facing more massive slopes. You can see the track carving an angled cut-line across the opposite peak.
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Serenaded by Lion in Kgalagadi

Serenaded by Lion in Kgalagadi

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

We were thoroughly entranced by the pure solitariness of Gharagab wilderness camp in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Four units — rustic wood and reed cabins erected on stilts, with canvas door and window openings — were each situated so as not to encroach on its neighbour. Every unit has a little deck with table and chairs facing a…
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Sable & Roan in Mokala National Park

Sable & Roan in Mokala National Park

Posted on: 6th August 2015| By: Marielle

What we aren’’t prepared for in Mokala is the scenery —— wild as Kgalagadi and colours as deeply saturated. Lying just southwest of Kimberley, the park is a synthesis of the Northern Cape’’s bone-dry air and desert soils. Mokala is Setswana for the camel-thorn acacia, and this is the setting, mingled with lovely flat-canopy umbrella-thorns…
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