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Jan 25, 2016 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is an odd little town of 500 permanent residents but many more Hippos (800) and Nile Crocodiles (1200). It is situated about 240km north of Durban on the coast with the Indian Ocean. At least the sea temperature here is pleasant but you have to beware as there are sharks and deadly rip currents and no designated swimming areas where you can feel safe. That said I was determined to get into the Ocean albeit just to mess around in the shallows as the waves are too strong and undoubtedly dangerous. To do...

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Jan 24, 2016 - Snake in the house!

Some facts about Imfolozi and Hluhluwe Park In around 95,000 hectares there are: 600 elephant 800 white rhino 200 black rhino 40 cheetah 30 leopard 150 lion 800 giraffe 93 wild dog 1000 approx warthog After Samantha's account of our bush walk yesterday we have debated endlessly the whys and wherefores of undertaking such an activity. It has undoubtedly left Samantha shaken and it is worth me adding a few words of this incident from my perspective. The walk started at about 6.45am and we wandered through the bush without seeing anything for...

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Sep 28, 2007 - St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a pretty little town on the Indian Ocean and situated on an estuary. We took a boat ride on the estuary to observe mainly crocodiles and hippos. We found plenty of them. We visited a beautiful beach on the Indian Ocean that literally stretched for miles. The ocean was spectacular - deep blue and a rugged surf. The day had a downer though. Sharon and I were shopping in town at a mall where she stepped off a step that she did not see taking a pretty bad fall. She twisted her ankle and probably her right knee. She was really hurt...

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Apr 11, 2006 - in the land of the hip

As we drive those last few kilometers toward the campground, we concentrate on catching those final signs and turns. Therefore, we felt rather foolish when we pulled in today and everyone who had arrived before us said, "Did you see the hippos?" We had not. Sure enough. Within walking distance of where I am sleeping tonight a group?pod? of hippos floated lazily in the water. Not to worry. These were only the first of countless others we would enjoy today. We are enjoying the St. Lucia wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage site with a diverse...

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