How to Hug a Baobab!

Baobab

Firstly, take a deep breath Secondly, appreciate its highest branches by averting your eyes skywards Thirdly, lovingly extend your arms as far as they will go Fourthly, hold onto the outstretched hands of loved ones, friends, strangers, anyone Fifthly, embrace it as tightly as you…

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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

The heartland of Limpopo Province is the ideal location for Moholoholo: a game and nature reserve and its wildlife rehabilitations centre. It is cradled in the arms of the Drakensberg mountains. This animal sanctuary embraces wild animals that have been injured due to the unrestricted encroachment…

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Cats of Prey

Cats of Prey

The Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre in Limpopo Province also rehabilitations cats of prey.

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Zebras: How They Got Their Stripes

Zebra

Children paint colourful explanations in the minds of adults as to why and how the zebra got its stripes. These anecdotes often revert back to the age-old question of: ‘Are zebras white with black stripes, or black with white stripes?’ There have been many postulations…

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Children of Massingir, Mozambique

Massingir

“Sweets, sweets, sweeeeeets”, their hopeful cries disperse the nearby birds into a flutter. No one is in sight until clasped hands, toothy smiles and optimistic eyes are cast in our direction. These herders in Massingir were keeping an eye on their cows and goats as…

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Homeward bound from Mozambique

On our way from Inhambane, Mozambique to the Kruger National Park, we drove through Quissico, Xai Xai, Chokwe and Massingir and crossed the border at Giriyondo. We embarked on our adventure at 03:00 from Inhambane, Mozambique and arrived at our final destination (Kruger National Park,…

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Inhambane: Markets and Naval Buildings

Inhambane

Tantalising smells allure me from a distance; the vivid colours of the produce draw me deeper into the inner workings of its core; the hustle enchants me, until I realise that I have been standing in the same place for over five minutes – allowing strangers…

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Dhow Fishermen

Dhow

The patchwork dhow harnessed the movement of the wind. One, two, three, four and another penetrated the surface of the thigh-high water at evenly spaced intervals. Commands rode upon the back of the wind and filled their ears causing muscles to clench in synchronised movements. Each hauled…

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Road Trip To Mozambique

Road trip

Aaahhh, how I have missed a decent road trip! Here are three photographs that stand out for me from our road trip to Mozambique. I’ve never been and so I’m very excited to cross it off the bucket list, and hope to return again. On the first…

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