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Kruger National Park February 2016

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Kruger National Park, South Africa | 0 comments

Kruger National Park February 2016

The surface area of Kruger National Park is 7,580 square miles (19,633 square kms).

The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.

James Stevenson-Hamilton (born in 1867) was appointed the park’s first warden on 1 July 1902.

On 31 May 1926 the National Parks Act was proclaimed and with it the merging of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves into the Kruger National Park.

 The first motorists entered the park in 1927 for a fee of one pound.

Swedish Time Out From Cape Town

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in adventure, atlantic seaboard, Cape Point, Cape Town, False Bay, Great White Sharks, Hout Bay | 0 comments

Swedish Time Out From Cape Town

Arriving from a Cold Winter in Sweden loved the outdoors , Sun , Sand and Sea. Time was well spent Diving with Great White Sharks , Wine Tasting , Cape Point and a few other places of interest.

Cape Argus Cycle Race 2016

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in atlantic seaboard, Cape Town, False Bay, Hout Bay | 0 comments

Cape Argus Cycle Race 2016

The Cape Argus Cycle Race is an annual cycle race which takes place in Cape Town over 109 km. With as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world's largest individually timed cycle race , staged normally on the second Sunday in March. Spectators Line the Route and are very passionate about the Race.

 

 

Rainbows End Wine Estate Cabernet Franc

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Stellenbosch, The Winelands | 0 comments

Rainbows End Wine Estate Cabernet Franc

Rainbow’s End is a wine estate near Stellenbosch owned by the Malan Family. The Estates promise of sunshine after rain, of commitment to the earth, of a destination and a pot of gold all make this an exceptional Estate to visit. High in the Jonkershoek Mountains . The Rainbow’s End Varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, A combination of traditional and new-world wine-making techniques. Bunch selection, picking at dawn, sorting and plunging in open fermenters are all operations that are scrupulously done by hand, as well as light basket pressing. During the processing the wine is aged in small French oak barrels.

Indalu Game Reserve

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Garden Route, Mossel Bay | 0 comments

Indalu Game Reserve
Indalu (meaning Nature in Xhosa ) Game Reserve is situated on the Garden Route some 30 ks from Mossel Read more [...]

Point of Human Origins

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Garden Route, Mossel Bay, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Point of Human Origins
DNA Research has shown that All Humans Alive Today descended from a small population that lived 150,000 Read more [...]

Boats around the V&A Waterfront

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Cape Town, V&A Waterfront | 0 comments

Boats around the V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront situated in South Africas Oldest working Harbour. The first Basin Read more [...]

Blue Cranes , South Africas National Birds.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in blue cranes, Cape Town | 0 comments

Blue Cranes , South Africas National Birds.
The Blue Crane is the National Bird of South Africa. Also known as the Stanley Crane Or Paradise Crane Read more [...]

Stony Point Penguin Colony Bettys Bay

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Cape Town, False Bay | 0 comments

Stony Point Penguin Colony Bettys Bay
The Stony Point Penguin Colony is one of a only a few Mainland based penguin Colonies in South Africa Read more [...]

Gun Fun Indoor City Centre Learning

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Cape Town, Guns | 0 comments

Gun Fun Indoor City Centre Learning
Gun Fun is an Indoor Shooting Range in the centre of Cape Town. Somewhere to experience shooting several Read more [...]