Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weather KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal mostly has hot and wet summers (September – April) and mostly dry, but mild winters (May – August). In Durban the temperatures ranges from 16 to 25ยบ C in winter and during the summer months temperatures range from … Continue reading

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South African Aloes

Many of the tourist I meet have only heard of Aloe Vera, which is used in hand creams and other products. Aloe Vera comes from Northern Africa. We have lots of different Aloes in South Africa, of which Aloe Ferox … Continue reading

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Yellowwood trees

Some people say that the Yellowwood tree is the most beautiful tree in South Africa. How does one judge that? But the Yellowwood is South Africa’s National tree. Yellowwoods take ever so long to grow, but they are very long … Continue reading

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TB in Animals

What causes bovine tuberculosis (BTB)? BTB is a bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis. How does bovine tuberculosis differ from human TB? BTB and human TB are different species of the genus Mycobacterium. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the tubercle bacillus that … Continue reading

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7 Frequently asked Questions about Feline Aids (FIV)

When was feline aids virus (FIV) first discovered in Kruger? In 1991 when 98 blood samples collected over a 14-year period, dating back to 1977 were tested. The lions have thus been infected at least as far back as 1977. … Continue reading

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The Impossible Five and the Ugly Five

It all started with the Big Five, but then came the Shy Five and the Little Five and now also have the… The Impossible Five There has also been comment on the impossible five, because of them being so elusive … Continue reading

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The Shy Five and the Little Five

The Shy Five The shy five is a term from the people at Meerkat Magic and is for some of the animals found in the little Karoo of South Africa. It consists of the: Aardvark Aardwolf Bat-eared fox Meerkat Porcupine … Continue reading

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