Author Archives: Vanessa Dewson

South Africa Photo Tour – Day 18

Today was the last day of the tour but fortunately we had enough time to do a half-day tour of the city of Johannesburg, Soweto (short for South Western Townships) and the Apartheid Museum. The museum was very moving, including having to enter in a segregated door depending on your...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Days 16 & 17

We had a total of six game drives while staying for three nights at Kapama Private Game Reserve’s Southern Camp. The leopard remained elusive even though we heard it one night and the rangers tried their best to find it. Fortunately, one member of our group managed a great sighting...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 15

We had our first early morning game drive today and though it was cloudy, the rain held off and we were treated to more lions lying around, including a beautiful male. We then saw a fish eagle sitting on the side of the road. This is not typical behaviour and...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 14

Today we took the Panorama Route on our way to 3 nights at a private game reserve next to the Kruger National Park. I’d love to go back and see these vistas again at sunrise or sunset but at least we finally had sunshine again! We stopped at Lisbon Falls...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 7

Hard to believe we’ve been in South Africa for a week already! Today we went on a boat cruise around the lagoon up to the Knysna Heads. It was amazing to see just how devastating the June fires were when you compare the left side (residential) to the right (Featherbed...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 6

We began the day by visiting the Cango Caves. There are a few cave paintings near the opening but the real draw are the caves themselves. I took my tripod out for a few long exposure images to capture the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites. After the caves, we...

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South Africa Photo Tour – Day 5

This morning we headed back down to the coast with a stop at Stony Point to see more penguins – in sunshine this time! We then went to Hermanus to see Southern Right Whales from shore. It’s one of the best places in the world to see whales without having...

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