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WPC: Magic Sparks

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

Chaos ensues when too many birds try and land on the same tree stump, at Grootkolk in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.  The last image shows all the birds leaving. This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Chaos

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Geckos

Wherever ones goes in Namibia there are geckos – the real ones (Namibia has 12 families of gecko), and the decorative ones.  Geckos are a type of lizard with some really unique features. Firstly, the noise they make to communicate with other geckos is unique to this type of lizard. In fact the English word “gecko” originates […]

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Fish River Canyon: Third time’s a charm

Our first stop once we had crossed the border into Namibia, was at a camp near the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nambia. The canyon is “in total about 160 km (100 miles) long, up to 27 km (17 miles) […]

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Two Books: “It’s me, Anna” by Elbie Lötter & “Dead Before Dying” by Deon Meyer

I have recently read two books, both by South African authors, that I would like to share. Both books were originally written and published in Afrikaans, so if you can speak Afrikaans I would suggest reading them in the original language. Afrikaans is such a descriptive language that it does not translate as powerfully into […]

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On the road to Nowhere

On a deserted road in Namibia, we came across this old rusted vehicle on the side of the road. It was a sight which would be repeated a number of times in our travels there, and got me to wondering how the vehicle got there and why was it left there. Did it break down […]

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Impressions of Namibia

Before this latest trip to Namibia, I had not been there for many years. My impressions of the country and its people were through the eyes of a child. Back then my family did a long road trip through Namibia, and I can remember the insane distances we were driving and the intense heat (it was mid-summer). […]

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Getting stuffed at the Seeheim Hotel

South-west of the little Namibian town of Keetmanshoop is the Seeheim Hotel. Having seen the sign below we had visions of a hotel like the one featured in the Stephen King’s book The Shining or the Hotel California! Check in there and you may never leave . . . at least not in your present form!   What I discovered […]

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Kruger Camps III – Bushveld camps – Bateleur & Sirheni

The Bateleur and Sirheni bushveld camps lie in the far northern region of the Kruger National Park. They are both fairly close to the Shingwedzi Rest Camp (one of the main camps on the north-south road), which raises the question of whether it is really necessary to stay in both on the same trip. We […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

In a lot of small towns in South Africa, the landscape is dominated by the local church or churches. George is no longer a small town, but this church at the top of the main road, is still a dominant landmark. Even at night.   This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges […]

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