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Fantastic Foto Friday: Sharing the road in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car. I didn’t mind sharing the roads with the elephants – but another driver found out quickly that there is no point in arguing with these multi-ton giants!
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Fantastic Foto Friday: Leopard in South Africa

At this point, the leopard is about 15' away from me.  He had climbed up into the tree and I started shooting multiple exposures.  Suddenly he came back down and looked straight at me.  He was on a west to find his mother.  He was a 1-2 year young male leopard.

Robin took this stunning photo full of tension  in Ngala, South Africa. The 1-2 year old young male leopard had just jumped out of a tree and looked straight at him! Ngala is a safari camp on the edge of Krueger National Park in South Africa with great game drives. Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
I had similar experiences on my trip to Krueger National Park. You can also stay in camps inside the park, go on bush walks or rides with the rangers or go on a game drive in your own car – spotting a pride of lions on my own was one of my most exciting wildlife experiences!

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FantasticFotoFriday: Kruger National Park – Do-it-yourself Safari!

095 SAF Lion I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car, with the window rolled down, discovering a pride of lion, with one of them walking past my car in arms reach – fascinating and unforgettable!
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Fantastic Foto Friday: Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town in South Africa is my favorite city in Africa – the beauty of the city is stunning, the spirit of the rainbow nation is captivating and the opportunities to discover new things in and around the city are endless. This photo of Table Mountain is taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
You can read more about Cape Town, beautiful Table Mountain as well as about my Cape Town-to-Victoria Falls Adventure and find many more photos!

Perfect Day: Cape Town Itinerary

Cape Town is one of my favorite cities in the world and it was love on first sight! Between the beautiful location on the water with Table Mountain as backdrop, the friendly people and good vibe and the many things to do in and around Cape Town, there are plenty of reasons to put Cape Town on your must-see list! … Continue reading

Luxury layover at Johannesburg airport – InterContinental O.R. Tambo

The return flight from my Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure required an overnight stay in Johannesburg. Having visited Johannesburg previously and with less than 12 hours to spare, I wanted to stay close to the airport and opted for the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. It was a luxurious layover and one of the best airport hotels I’ve stayed … Continue reading

Cape Town without breaking the bank – Park Inn Foreshore

We chose the Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore for part of our stay in one of my favorite cities (read review here), prior to our to Southern Africa adventure (read here) . We wanted to maximize the value of our Club Carlson points (read here and here) and chose it mostly because of it belonging to the Carlson family of … Continue reading

Experiencing dramatic history – Robben Island Museum, Cape Town

Cape Town is one of my favorite cities (read report here). It is one of the must beautiful cities on our planet – and it also has a captivating history. If you are visiting Cape Town for the first time, Robben Island should be on your itinerary. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 18 years during the struggle to overcome apartheid … Continue reading

Luxury with a view – Radisson Blu Waterfront, Cape Town

We went to Cape Town to meet friends from the other side of the world and also to start our Southern Africa adventure (read more here). We booked the Radisson Blu Waterfront as a treat and that’s exactly what it turned out to be – a real treat of a hotel! It’s in a great location on the Waterfront and … Continue reading