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South Africa: A travellers haven

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Travelling overseas as a South African is always an eye opener.  Experiencing different cultures and ways of life and different people is an enriching experience.

 

I was in Australia a while back and suddenly realized there is no wild life.  I managed to spot a kangaroo from a distance and even the sheep were pretty scarce on the East Coast.

 

Back home in the Eastern Cape on the southern tip of the African continent, we have elephants, lions, leopards, rhino, giraffe, buffalo and even the odd kangaroo in a game farm……

 

Having lived almost my entire life in the forgotten part of South Africa, I have come to realize just how privileged I am.  Wide open spaces, unpolluted rivers, the ocean and the Big 5 are all on my doorstep and we do not even have to worry about malaria, or even cholera courtesy of Zimbabwe.

 

Despite the problems facing South Africa, it still rates as one of the best places on planet earth.

 

A huge crocodile moves towards land

A huge crocodile moves towards land

 

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  1. hmmm…you can say that over and over! I’ve been to places in Europe too and have travelled quite a bit in England, and South Africa is still the BEST place!

    Nikita

    December 13, 2008 at 10:21 am

  2. Thanks for the visit Nikita

    Have to agree…….South Africa rocks!!!!

    babobski

    December 15, 2008 at 5:48 am


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