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Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
A Woman with Attitude
We had had brilliant game viewing over the past four game drives, with great encounters with various species on the reserve.
The only animal we had not seen at all was elephant, which we decided to make the focus of our morning drive. I was driving a great couple from New York who had nine years of safaris under their belt, sent to me via, possibly the greatest travel agency out there, the African Adventure Company.

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Category: Photo Gallery
Posted by: Warren
Share Peter Buntman's photos from his October 2009 visit at Vuyatela

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Category: Drum Beat
Posted by: Warren
1st to 31 October 2009,
These are the activities and things that happened at Vuyatela that we want to share with all of our readers.

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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
1988, our first year in Cape Town, was new and exciting in many ways, but it was also during that time that Jurie went through a huge ordeal that significantly illustrates the South Africa in which we were living at the time.

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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
By the end of 1987 I was half way through the higher diploma in Fine Arts and Jurie had completed his diploma in Photography. At that stage of South African history young white men faced compulsory national service conscription. Usually, the school leavers would be allowed to study one academic course, but then had to join up. Prior to studying photography Jurie had already done a year of a medical degree, so his options as to how to avoid conscription were becoming limited. He wanted to pursue his interest in biology at the University of Cape Town, so found a posse of lawyers to keep him out of the army for another few years.

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08/10/09: Getting Ahead

Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
Scopus umbretta, more commonly known as the Hamerkop and less commonly as the Hammerhead Stork, is the sole representative of its family Scopidae and endemic to Africa.
They have an ancient appearance, looking almost like a snap shot into their forty five million year old ancestry. They also create the largest domed nest constructed by a pair of birds which may weigh as much as fifty kilograms constructed from as many as eight thousand items.

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Category: General
Posted by: Pippa
The elephant cow died yesterday afternoon of natural causes; i.e. old age. She was at the end of her natural life with her last set of teeth worn to the point of being unable to masticate her food. May she rest in peace...

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Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
Yesterday afternoon I and my guests decided to head on back to the area we had left the grumpy boy and the lioness from the Huma Pride

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01/10/09: Back from the dead

Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
I last saw her on the 10th of August last year

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