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THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA

The continent of Africa was forged from a combination of geological activities and resulted in a high central plateau surrounded by a series of low lying coastal plains. The central plain remains largely stable, except for localized actions and the splitting of the continents crust, which gave birth to the Great Rift Valley that runs from the Middle East through to Malawi.
The Coastal plains, however, were subjected to enormous- environmental changes caused by a series of marine inundations which occurred over millennia. These periodic advances and withdrawals of the sea brought about huge sedimentation. It changed the courses of rivers, created lakes and heaped sand up in long dune ridges. The rivers that drained the inland plateau crossed the low-lying coastal plains in search of the sea and they too deposited vast quantities of sediment. These actions lead to the creation of the low-lying coastal plain that flanks Africa's Eastern seaboard, stretching from Somalia in the North, to Kwa-Zulu Natal in the South.

The end result of these activities is a spectacularly beautiful country,  pictorially portrayed in the following series of photographs all taken by the owners on the many safaris undertaken over the past years. Please enjoy!

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Mountain Zebras - Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa - Sept 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

De Hoop Camp Site - Richtersveld /Ai/Ais Trans-frontier Park - South Africa and Namibia


Richtersveld Scene - South Africa /Namibia -Sept 2012

Elephant Safari, Antelope Park, Gweru - ZIMBABWE - Sept 2011

Crawshayii Zebra, South Luangwa National Park - ZAMBIA - SEPT 2011

Massed Water Birds, Lagoon, South Luangwa National Park -ZAMBIA  -September 2011


Waterhole, Gorongosa National Park - MOZAMBIQUE - September 2011

 Luangwa River,South Luangwa National Park -   ZAMBIA  - Sept 2011

 


Shashani Sunset, Motobos, ZIMBABWE - Sept 2011

 
Kosi Bay Estuary - low tide. Lioness - Hluhluwe Game Reserve Sunset - Eastern Cape

 

 

Storms River - Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve African Wilderness -  Ndumu Game Reserve   Strange bed fellows - White Rhinos sharing shade with a Blue Wildebeest - iMfolozi Game Reserve Feb 2009
     
ELEPHANTS - Hluhluwe Game Reserve enjoying a dusting Mist over Clan William, Western Cape Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town
     

Birds on the Wing, Cape Point  -  Cape Peninsula

Flower time, Doornbaai area, Western Cape

 

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'  -  Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town

 

Nyamiti Pan, Ndumu Game Reserve, Kwa Zulu-Natal

 

Bull Elephant and Male Waterbuck, Tembe Elephant Park - Kwa Zulu-Natal

 

Storm Brewing - Weenen Game Reserve-Kwa Zulu-Natal

 

Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape Province (Wild Coast)

 

Rural setting, Eastern Cape Province )Wild Coast)

 

An angler enjoys the serenity of one of South Africa's pristine angling sites (Wild Coast)

 

Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina) Picture courtesy Ms Dominique Lenfantin, France. (Taken at Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe Game Reserve October 2008)

 

Baines Baobabs - Nxai Pans, Kgaligadi National Park, Botswana - August 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chobe Sunset, Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana - September 2008

 

Crimson Breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus)

 

 

Saddle Bill Stork.(Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) One of the most colorful of our Stork Family. It prefers the wetter area of S Africa and quite abundant in the Kruger National Park

 

View from Weenen Game Reserve (Northern KZN) often referred to as one of KZN's best kept secrets

 

Black Bass caught by Brady Harris on a fishing tour of the KZN Midlands

 

The rolling hills of Hluhluwe Game Reserve from the main Camp sundeck. This is a favourite spot to enjoy sundowners

 

Fish kraals - Lake one Kosi Bay

 

Hippo in Nsumu Pan Mkhuze Game Reserve

"Amphitheatre" - Royal National Park -uKhuhlamba-Drakensberg Park              

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset, Sowa Pan - Nata, Botswana

 

 

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He ain't heavy, he's my brother"
Elephants in
Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana - June 2007

 

Migrating Zebra - Botete River, Makgadikadi Pans - June 2007

 

Elephants of Tembe - Muzi Pans - Tembe Elephant Park, Northern KZN

 

Tawny Eagle - (Aquila rapax) with Guineafowl kill.- Chobe River Aug 2008

 

Namaqua National Park - Flower time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

An encounter with Elephants  Okavango Swamps, Botswana - Aug 2008 (Click pic to enlarge)

               Table Mountain from Robben Island

           

Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters, South Luangwa National Park -ZAMBIA- September 2011

Lesser Blue Eared Glossy Starling

Tiger fish fishing, Cahora Bassa Dam, Mozambique - Sept 2011

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