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Hluhluwe/Imfolozi

 
"Any room inside, out of the rain" is what this nosey buffalo yearling seems to be asking. The Nzimane river on a bad water day....... luckily it rained most of the time we were there. Some people just don't know how to choose a neighbourhood - the hammerkop built his nest there long before the Village-weavers and probably regrets it now as his neighbours are incredibly noisy.
 
More buffalo on a hilltop near Hilltop Camp "Oh, so you are not pizza delivery?" This Cape Vulture is hunched against the rain all by itself

Sodwana Bay

The beach........... this tranquil beach is a haven for divers and 'in-season' no sand is visible
Scadoxus puniceus-paintbrush a perennial plant growing in damp places in forests. Encephalartos ferox, one of the 'fossil' plants of the world Well, they were not visible anywhere else. Phambili cafe and take away shop - the name says it all.

Tempe Elephant park

Rite!

Tembe is a sand-forest area

One of two elephants seen in the park. This large male gave a beautiful floor show of trunk movements. His buddy preferred the water features nearby. Well that certainly reached a few spots.
 
He obviously prefers his water stirred not shaken This park is for 4x4's only as this track shows A beautiful male Nyala, checking out the visitors.  
Mkhuze
A leopard tortoise, one of three species found in the area A beautiful Acacia tortillis - Umbrella thorn Hippo tracks - getting closer all the time to the animal Acacia xanthophloea-Fever tree. a nice large grove of these splendid trees.
OK, that's the closest..... and the darn thing seems to be drowning in a very choppy Mkhuze river. Adenium multiflorum-Impala lily, found around the cottages at Mantuma camp. A Brachythemis leucosticta-Banded groundling, one of many flying around out feet. This years Nyala calf; the cutest stripped thing around.
       
 

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 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
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