Monthly Archives: June 2014

28 June 1914 – The event which sparked The Great War

The Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo on 28 June, 1914. Gavrilo Princip wielded the firearm that killed them, but the attack was coordinated by … Continue reading

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Matjulu

I can identify the hamerkop on the left (better in other photos) but not the others. This is also where we watched the baboon fishing. This virtually marked the end of our week in the Kruger National Park. We saw … Continue reading

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Berg en Dal

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Rhinos … white rhinos

White rhino have never really impressed me much until the more recent years when the poaching war on them has taken such a heavy toll and, in the process, caught the imagination of the public. Now I realise what a … Continue reading

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Jock of the Bushveld country

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Lake Panic, the hide and the wetlands walk

  Lake Panic is near Skukuza and it is one of the best viewing spots in the area, providing one with hours of interesting things to see.   Also near Skukuza is the nursery and the Skukuza Wetlands walkway.  This … Continue reading

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Skukuza

I have never stayed at Skukuza before, preferring smaller camps.  It was, however, not an unpleasant experience at all and I will not spurn it in the future, although it will never be my first choice.

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