A Playful South African Elephant

This South African elephant was in a playful mood at the Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Limpopo region. They look so majestic. And all the rangers considered the charge of an elephant extremely dangerous. An African Elephant Splashing Mud, Manyeleti Game Reserve But for quite sometime on a lazy afternoon this one kept playing with … Read more

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Dawn at Durban

I had a sea facing room at Durban and the sunrise used to happen from the sea. This was the fabulous dawn one day at Durban. And i would wake up at dawn because of the 3.5 hours difference between India and South Africa. Dawn at Durban, South Africa This is a hand held photograph … Read more

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Giraffes in the Wild, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

This was my first spotting of the giraffes in the wild as well. Manyeleti Game Reserve was a treasure trove for me. We first spotted this pair. Giraffes- Male and Female, Manyeleti Game reserve, South Africa The male have darker spots than the female. And after this pair came a baby! Baby Giraffe, Manyeleti Game … Read more

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The Lisbon Waterfalls, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa

There are many waterfalls on the 130 km Panorama Route at Mpumalnga region in South Africa. This is the Lisbon waterfall and lovely it was. The Lisbon Waterfall, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa If this was so beautiful, I wonder how it would be to see the Victoria Falls!

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Scenery around the Three Rondavels, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Panorama Route as the name suggests is an extremely scenic route in South Africa. There is an attraction called the Three Rondavels after the three hut shaped mountains. Scenery Around the Three Rondavels, Mpumalanga, Panorama Route, South Africa This is the scenery around the Three Rondavels and what a beauty it was. I died of … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Vervet Monkey, South Africa

My group was animatedly talking to each-other when we heard a strange voice. It was the Vervet Monkeys in the tree nearby. They don’t like being ignored. Vervet Monkeys, South Africa The lodge staff also told us that they would come to steal the breakfast! So this is my scheduled lazy Sunday photo. I am … Read more

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A Record Keeping Shot of an African Lion

The light was way too low but the sight was divine. When the dusk fell at the Manyeleti Game Reserve, our tracker was shining his torch around the bush and soon enough it caught the eye of an animal. And what an animal it was! Oh the thrill to see an African lion to walk … Read more

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Too Close for Comfort?

I expected to see wild animals on a South African safari but I did not let my hopes rise beyond a point. After all my tiger sighting count in India is still stuck at zero after 4 different national parks! But the safari at the Manyeleti Game Reserve exceeded all expectations. Too Close for Comfort- … Read more

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Crested Barbet- Birds of South Africa

I love birds, I really truly love bird watching. But it is an infinitely frustrating exercise as well, particularly if you are in a hurry. And it seems on almost all my trips I am in a hurry. Crested Barbet, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa So look at this at this Crested Barbet. I mean … Read more

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Bunny Chow- The Indian Connection in Durban, South Africa

In Durban the Indian media group members were already talking about Bunny Chow. Being a vegetarian I initial thought it has something to do with a rabbit! After all we were in South Africa! Thankfully my suspicions were completely unfounded and Bunny Chow feels like a close cousin of our Paav Bhaji in India. Both … Read more

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