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... s sister (Petro) has a tourist information type shop, her brother in law Johan is a pastor and runs the local Christian Outreach church Graskop is a small town with about 4000 population Johan (Miguel) rang in the evening to let them know it was my birthday today, I hadn't said a word and neither had Ria, so they were most surprised and asked why we hadn't said ...
... to see if Southern Ground Hornbills can successfully be reared in captivity.
At the start of the tour we came across the "vulture restaurant". Basically this is the bones of the meat fed to the Cheetahs being left on a concrete pad which are then picked clean up by wild Vultures and Marabou Storks. They are then periodically gathered up for milling and onward sale as fertiliser etc. Three types of vulture were present : 2 massive Lappet-faced Vultures, which are only ...
... rock in a valley with another stunning view from the escarpment. A falcon flew across as we arrived and although not greatest view, but I am sure it was a Lanner. A stunning bird appeared on the Pinnacle -a colourful Sentinel Rock Thrush.
We were back at the cottage for 4pm and after refreshment I took a short walk to the edge of the town. 2 more bird species were recorded for the list:- Yellow-billed Teal and Common Waxbill. Mike then cooked another super ...
Christmas was a quiet affair – with locally caught trout, salad,
and four man chess (I won!). In typical New Year Eve fashion, the
other American intern and myself headed to the staff bar to welcome
2014 in with the field guides and other Mabula employees. As a
birthday present to myself, I am headed to Cape Town in two weeks to
meet friends of our wonderful family-friends, Dan and Toni. I love
connections like this and I'm so excited to spend ...
So here we are in South Africa! The currency is the Rand and 1 AUD = approx 7.5 Rand. The weather is cool nights (down to around 2C) and moderate days 15-25C with minimal to no rain. We emerged in the lobby @ 6am for breakfast. Our tour was scheduled to
leave at 6.30. Our group consisted of 12 members, and was generally an
older age. Aside from Nat and I, theres a Belgian couple around our age (Bert & Nela),
an American couple (50s; John & Paulie), ...