Some fun in South Africa

Discussion in 'South Africa' started by Mr_G, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Mr_G

    Mr_G New Member

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    The SO and I had a little trip to one of the Nature reserves where we stayed for a long weekend... The place name is Sondela, which means "come closer"

    This is me just before we left home
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    When we got the Sondela and set up camp
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    Needs some lift
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    Random Bird called a Loerie
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    The cutest Cat ever...
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    Then we went 4x4 excuse the pics, but it was good...

    Walking the course with instructor
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    some water action 70cm deep
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    and out...
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    Down hill control
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    and up we go
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    In the Jeep
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    Bird called Horing Neus Voel
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    Found the SO's Family there aswell
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    Bushveld Sunset
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    The we went to play with the Lion cubs

    Little buggers go me quick
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    My lovely SO
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    Yep I'm lunch
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    Momma Lion hiding in the shade, they are tame, so you can go rub them
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    Random Giraffe
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    Hope you enjoyed the pics, sorry for quality tho...
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Great photos, Thanks for sharing them
     
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    Very interesting birds. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you for these - truly wonderful shots and beautiful scenery. :)
     
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    Definitely something we never say in the States over here.
    Beautiful country, looks like fun
     
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    Awesome pics. Wish I was there. All we got here is big snow banks.


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    Will upload more game pics tonight, bit late for work this morning...

    Thanks guys... we have best offroad places:emotions33:
     
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    Na ah, just different like the birds and wildlife. :)
     
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    Thats why I never go to Zoos, can't stand to see the animals caged up, so much better to see them out in the wild. Everytime I go back to Tanzania I could set for hours just watching the animals.
     
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    Actually there is a place down in Georgia that has giraffes and stuff like that roaming free. It's been years since I've been there and don't remember exactly how much land they have to roam but it seemed like a decent amount. They let you drive your truck through and the animals will come up to the vehicle and you can feed em. Little better than a zoo.

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    They have one of those east of here in Port Clinton ( Ohio) as well, still sucks for the animals I think.There is also a huge one in central Ohio that is close to 10,000 acres, its not too bad since they have room to roam. Nothing like seeing them in their natural environment just hanging out though. In the drive thru's you never get a chance to see a Lion make a kill.
     
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    I'm kind of leery of those places myself...

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    I agree I'm sure it does suck for the animals, but I also think it's cool that people who can't afford to travel to see them in their natural environment have an opportunity to see them without looking through a fence. Definitely one of those mixed feelings kinda things.

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    Nice pics!