South African Adventure

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South African Adventure April 2012:

South African Adventure April 2012 by Michele Hope

Cape Town:

Cape Town

Joel, Elan & Justine:

Joel, Elan & Justine

View from our house in Camps Bay:

View from our house in Camps Bay

Atlantic Ocean:

Atlantic Ocean

Looking west towards Atlantic Ocean:

Looking west towards Atlantic Ocean

Camps Bay:

Camps Bay

Clifton Bay:

Clifton Bay

Fancy houses:

Fancy houses

Elan, Barbara, Ann, Harry, Michele & Joel:

Elan, Barbara, Ann, Harry, Michele & Joel

Barbara, Justine & Elan:

Barbara, Justine & Elan

Promenade at Clifton Bay:

Promenade at Clifton Bay

High rent district:

High rent district

You can’t do anything here:

You can’t do anything here

Soccer stadium built for World Cup:

Soccer stadium built for World Cup

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront:

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Victoria Wharf:

Victoria Wharf

Beaded sculptures:

Beaded sculptures

View from Signal Hill:

View from Signal Hill

Jewish Museum Cape Town:

Jewish Museum Cape Town

Michele & Ann:

Michele & Ann

Herman Wald Exhibit :

Herman Wald Exhibit

Ferry to Robben Island:

Ferry to Robben Island

Table Bay Harbor:

Table Bay Harbor

Robben Island – the prison where Nelson Mandela was held:

Robben Island – the prison where Nelson Mandela was held

Prison yard:

Prison yard

Former political prisoner, now tour guide:

Former political prisoner, now tour guide

Stellenbosch – founded in 1679:

Stellenbosch – founded in 1679

Schreuderhuis - oldest house built in 1709 :

Schreuderhuis - oldest house built in 1709

Stuffed cat lends authenticity to domestic scene:

Stuffed cat lends authenticity to domestic scene

Pomegranate tree :

Pomegranate tree

Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises four houses of historical interest and their gardens:

Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises four houses of historical interest and their gardens

Grosvenor House - originally built in 1782 :

Grosvenor House - originally built in 1782

Simonsig Winery dating from 1682 Stellenbosch wine district:

Simonsig Winery dating from 1682 Stellenbosch wine district

Tasting room:

Tasting room

I like this chandelier:

I like this chandelier

Paper cutout window treatments:

Paper cutout window treatments

Tasting South African wines:

Tasting South African wines

Waiting patiently at the winery:

Waiting patiently at the winery

Also waiting:

Also waiting

Table Mountain National Park Cape Town:

Table Mountain National Park Cape Town

Cable car to top:

Cable car to top

View of Lion’s Head peak and Atlantic Ocean:

View of Lion’s Head peak and Atlantic Ocean

Camps Bay, Clifton, Sea Point:

Camps Bay, Clifton, Sea Point

Safari:

Safari

Wild Wings Safaris:

Wild Wings Safaris

First actual African animal sited just inside the park gate:

First actual African animal sited just inside the park gate

Impala – the McDonalds of the bush (see the “M” on their tushie?):

Impala – the McDonalds of the bush (see the “M” on their tushie ?)

Baboon:

Baboon

Happy baboon:

Happy baboon

Helmeted Guineafowl:

Helmeted Guineafowl

White Rhinoceros:

White Rhinoceros

Sausage tree – those are the seed pods:

Sausage tree – those are the seed pods

Eagles:

Eagles

Cape Buffalo – one of Africa’s most dangerous species:

Cape Buffalo – one of Africa’s most dangerous species

Momma with calf:

Momma with calf

Plains Zebra:

Plains Zebra

Happy Zebra:

Happy Zebra

Rush hour in Kruger:

Rush hour in Kruger

Blue Wildebeest:

Blue Wildebeest

Cheetah:

Cheetah

Breakfast – up since 5:30 am for morning game drive:

Breakfast – up since 5:30 am for morning game drive

Lions:

Lions

Cubs with full bellies:

Cubs with full bellies

Leopard Tortoise and Simon:

Leopard Tortoise and Simon

Barb pets the tortoise:

Barb pets the tortoise

Game Lodge inside Kruger National Park:

Game Lodge inside Kruger National Park

Each room had an outdoor kitchen:

Each room had an outdoor kitchen

Giraffe:

Giraffe

Warthog:

Warthog

Waterbuck:

Waterbuck

Stork:

Stork

Lower Sabie River area:

Lower Sabie River area

White Rhinoceros:

White Rhinoceros

Ostrich:

Ostrich

Weird horn helped the guides identify this individual:

Weird horn helped the guides identify this individual

Baboon:

Baboon

Crocodile:

Crocodile

Hippopotamus:

Hippopotamus

Leopard:

Leopard

I see you:

I see you

Elephant parade:

Elephant parade

The Sabi River from our lodge:

The Sabi River from our lodge

Vervet monkey:

Vervet monkey

Game siting board in the park:

Game siting board in the park

Museum:

Museum

Winning photo exhibit:

Winning photo exhibit

Museum archives:

Museum archives

South African wines in the park gift shop:

South African wines in the park gift shop

Inyati Game Lodge at Sabi Sand South Game Reserve:

Inyati Game Lodge at Sabi Sand South Game Reserve

Our room:

Our room

Richard the tracker:

Richard the tracker

Female Lion survived power struggle of four southern territory males:

Female Lion survived power struggle of four southern territory males

This is how close we were to her:

This is how close we were to her

Our Guide Khimbini Hlongwane:

Our Guide Khimbini Hlongwane

Toyota, not Range Rover:

Toyota, not Range Rover

We could be out after dark in the private game lodge:

We could be out after dark in the private game lodge

The Sands River:

The Sands River

Mr. Musty - the aggravated male elephant was in rut and cranky:

Mr. Musty - the aggravated male elephant was in rut and cranky

Leopard:

Leopard

It was fall – the males were ornery:

It was fall – the males were ornery

Baby Elephant nursing:

Baby Elephant nursing

Lots of babies:

Lots of babies

Buffalo giving birth:

Buffalo giving birth

Lots of babies:

Lots of babies

Night leopard:

Night leopard

Kudu:

Kudu

This is where shofars come from:

This is where shofars come from

Female Kudu:

Female Kudu

Typical cattle varieties on private land:

Typical cattle varieties on private land

White Rhinos poaching is a national problem:

White Rhinos poaching is a national problem

One of the young males recently taking over the territory:

One of the young males recently taking over the territory

Three of the four new leaders:

Three of the four new leaders

On the way to Boulders Beach:

On the way to Boulders Beach

Making new penguins:

Making new penguins

Pesky baboon at visitors center:

Pesky baboon at visitors center

Whale bones:

Whale bones

Tram to top of mountain:

Tram to top of mountain

Rainy day:

Rainy day

Where the Indian Ocean (left) meets the Atlantic Ocean:

Where the Indian Ocean (left) meets the Atlantic Ocean

Lighthouse:

Lighthouse

Simons Town:

Simons Town

Sunset dinner:

Sunset dinner

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town:

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town

Michele & Harry:

Michele & Harry

Protea:

Protea

I liked these steps:

I liked these steps

View of Cape Town from the Botanical Garden:

View of Cape Town from the Botanical Garden

Steenberg Vineyards in the Constantia Valley:

Steenberg Vineyards in the Constantia Valley

Joel and Ann:

Joel and Ann

Wildlife at Steenberg Hotel – known to take chips off the plate of patio diners:

Wildlife at Steenberg Hotel – known to take chips off the plate of patio diners

Last night – champagne bar at Steenberg:

Last night – champagne bar at Steenberg

THE END:

THE END

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