South Africa

Fish eagle in South Africa

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 12:18

The village named St Lucia by stranded Portuguese in 1554 is located in the uMkhanyakude district of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. This location is a popular starting point for excursions to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where many different animals can be observed and photographed. Apart from the impressive "hippos", the hippos that occasionally roam the town at night, we were also able to observe and photograph the majestic fish eagles on a tour through the wetlands.

 

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Mapungubwe - place of the stone of wisdom

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:07
The Mapungubwe National Park is located in the South African province of Limpopo. In addition to the biodiversity typical of Africa, archaeological sites have considerably expanded the level of archeological knowledge of the development of this region. The Mapungubwe Hill, which at first glance seems inconspicuous, turns out e.g. on closer inspection than the hilltop that was populated around 1000 years ago. Royal tombs were found here and it is believed that "up" lived between 1030 and 1290 the kings and soldiers of the Mapungubwe Empire, who were fed by the 3000 to 5000 farmers and hunters living at the foot of the elevation - the earliest class society in southern Africa .
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Leatherback turtles at night

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:01

The first time I visited Africa, my expectations were not very high. The descriptions about watching the animals in the parks always seemed a bit exaggerated to me. But just 10 minutes after we passed the Krugernational Park entrance gate, everything changed. A huge elephant crossed the street. Only a few minutes later we saw the first giraffes. By the time we got to our overnight camp, we had seen a lot of animals and were absolutely thrilled.

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