South Africa – animals, animals and more animals!!

It’s hard to describe how much wildlife you actually on a safari.  You see some or all of the big 5 – Elephants, lions, cape buffalo, rhinos & if you’re extremely lucky, a leopard.  But there are so many other animals to see too.  Besides the Zebra, Cheetahs & Giraffes, there are critters everywhere!!


Those of us that grew up watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, remember the Impala.  Above is a shot of one eating and one running.  So sleek and beautiful!!


There are a lot of antelope like critters there.  Above is a male Kudu and below is the Nyala.  The female is reddish brown and the male is darker and shaggy but keeps the reddish brown legs.  There are others of every size that I didn’t manage good enough pictures of.

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One of the fun things about South Africa is you never know what you’re going to see and where.  When we were driving to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, we saw Ostrich and Baboons.  It’s a little surreal.  One minute you’re just looking at the beauty of the ocean and then, here are these animals you’ve only seen on National Geographic!

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South Africa was a real treat for me!!  I loved the scenery & the animals.  You can’t go wrong with this place, there is something for everyone and it will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime – guaranteed!!



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