Monthly Archives: December 2012

Preferred food of lions in the Kruger National Park

As with everything and everyone certain food is preferred over others. Lions are no exception which a recent study in the Kruger Park reveled. As expected Impala is the main food source at 28%. Impala are also a known ‘buffer’ … Continue reading

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Socially Responsible Tourism

Tourism can improve local living standards, whilst uncontrolled development or interaction with tourists can be destabilising to communities. Operating tourism from a basis of respect for indigenous culture, supporting social development initiatives and considering, on an ongoing basis, the impacts … Continue reading

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The fundamental differences between Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles

In Southern Africa tortoises, terrapins and turtles are classified under the Order Chelonia with a further four Family divisions: Testudinidae, Pelomedusidae, Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae Differences: TORTOISE: These are land dwelling animals that never venture into water as part of their … Continue reading

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Weather information for those travelling to South Africa

South Africa is commonly known as “sunny South Africa” and it is generally true that we are blessed with a good many sunlight hours per day.  Having said this, it is important to bear a few things in mind. Even … Continue reading

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Tick Bite Fever

Symptoms: Tick bite fever (TBF) is an unpleasant ‘disease’ to get. The onset of Tick Bite Fever usually occurs 10 to 14 days after being bitten by an infected tick with the following symptoms: • Fever and chills • Aches … Continue reading

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Zulu Genealogy – A History of the Zulu Royal House

The Royal Lineage of Prince Jacob Zulu King Mpande – (from whom the current King Zwelithini Goodwill descends) – was a half brother of King Shaka and King Dingane (both of whom had no known descendants). King Mpande took over … Continue reading

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