African Elephant of Southern Africa

African Elephant of Southern Africa

            The African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) is the largest mammal in the world and remarkably adaptable. Elephants live in woodlands, forests, deserts and savanna in Sub-Saharan Africa. African elephants require a great deal of food to support their large body size. They can eat up to 350 pounds of food each day and their foraging can drastically alter the landscape. The African elephant’s predators...

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The smoke that Thunders

The smoke that Thunders

The Victoria Falls is one of the world’s seven natural wonders and was discovered by Dr David Livingstone, who named it after Queen Victoria as a tribute to the 19th century English monarch. However, long before Dr Livingstone “discovered” the falls, the Kololo people living in the area described it as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ meaning ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ and now it is also known as ‘the greatest curtain of falling water’. The...

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Golf at Sun City, South Africa – Gary Player Country Club

Golf at Sun City, South Africa – Gary Player Country Club

Sun City is home to the prestigious Nedbank Golf Challenge, held at the Gary Player Country Club in December each year, where the world’s top golfers battle it out for the total prize money of $5 million. There are 2 world-class 18-hole golf courses at Sun City – The Gary Player Golf Course and The Lost City Golf Course – both designed by South Africa’s golfing pro Gary Player. The courses have been skillfully designed with multiple...

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The Big Bird of the Kalahari

The Big Bird of the Kalahari

      The Ostrich is the planet’s largest living bird.  It is flightless and characterized by soft, drooping feathers.  Found widespread over much of southern Africa it has only two toes, a very long neck and very long legs. Its neck and head are covered with fine bristles, while its legs are bare.  Males are black in color accented with white on the wings and tail. The female is predominantly grey. This “Big Bird”...

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