Saturday, 27 September 2014

Wildlife and Wilderness in South Africa and Namibia with Academy travel

Here are a few selected shots taken from our first slide night - held last night at the Nest Hotel in windy Luderitz in Southern Namibia.  Some great shots from our trip so far.

Group on the rim of the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.
From left: Richard, Mary, Pat, Juliet, Antonia, Winnie and our wonderful driver, Elvis!

The penguins were a great hit, as were the quiver trees, rock formations at the Devil's Playground - but we all also loved the Roadhouse at Fish River Canyon.   The owners are mad keen car collectors and have decorated their property with old vehicles, some in great condition, some not so great - in fact the check in desk is made from a converted flat bed truck (see next post...).

African penguins at Boulders in Simonstown, Cape Town
Pic By Mary Barnes
Cape fur seal, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Pic By Mary Barnes
Penguin in need of a caption.
Pic By Mary Barnes
Thunderstorm, quiver tree forest, Keetsmanshoop.
Pic By Mary Barnes
Devils Playgound, Keetmanshoop sunset.
Pic By Mary Barnes
Groot Constantia winery in the rain.
Pic by Antonia Begbie
Well worth heeding the danger baboons signs in the Cape
Pic by Antonia Begbie
Pinwheel protea, Kirstenbioosch gardens, Cape Town
Pic by Antonia Begbie
Unique view of an African penguin.
Pic by Antonia Begbie
Mosque in Bo Kaap, Cape Town.
Pic by Antonia Begbie
Musicians quayside, Haut Bay, Cape Town
Pic by Richard Muhs
Baboon surveying the car park for food.
Pic by Richard Muhs
Excellent view of a typical fynbos landscape, Kagga kamma, Western Cape
Pic by Richard Muhs
Rescue cheetah at the Devils Playgound, Keetmanshoop
Pic by Richard Muhs
Fabulous original manor house interior at Boschendal estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Pic by Winnie Larsen
Hout Bay in the mist.
Pic by Winnie Larsen
Bad penguin!
Pic by Winnie Larsen
Rescued cheetah at the quiver tree reserve, Keetmanshoop.
Pic by Winnie Larsen

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