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Post by Flutterby » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:59 am

Handsome guy! \O

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He was :-(
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Post by Peter Betts » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:06 pm

The East Cape Bush Buck Ram is much darker than his northern cousins
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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm

^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Addo Elephant National Park

Post by Flutterby » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:09 am

\O \O

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Brilliant, Peter \O
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Very good ^Q^
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Post by Lisbeth » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:39 am

Relaxation taken to another level at Addo with new spa treatments

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Visitors to the Addo Elephant National Park outside Port Elizabeth have another reason to be excited when making a visit to the national park. More than just perfect for wildlife viewing opportunities, the park has now introduced a selection of spa treatments to help visitors relax and feel rejuvenated.

Addo Indlovu Spa has been operating in the Park since October – providing guests with the opportunity to unwind even further in the comfort of their rooms or a private outdoors massage in their gazebo near reception at the main camp. Day visitors need not feel excluded as the treatments are for both overnight and day guests.

Visitors are in luck with a full catalogue of great treatments including head, neck, shoulder, back and full body massages as well as foot massages and pedicures. The spa includes a kids menu as well for little hands and feet.

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Nothing quite like a private outdoor massage! Find us at the Addo Elephant National Park. Treatments available to Day Visitors and Guests.

“The name ‘Indlovu’ means elephant in isiXhosa, the predominant language spoken in the Eastern Cape. These are also the people whose lives we want to enrich through training and job creation,” says managing director, Tania Rossouw. She says as she is from the Eastern Cape, her love for the area and passion for training brought together the concept of Indlovu healing.

The four massage therapists are previously disadvantaged women from the Addo community who have been trained and equipped with the necessary skills by Rossouw. She says she came up with the concept about 18 months ago when she went for a treatment at another spa in the area and came across a cleaning lady she had previously trained up as a therapist.

This made her want to nurture and improve these women’s capabilities and employ them to make full use of their skills and training.

Addo Indlovu Spa’s aim, says Tania, is to deliver five-star customer service which also offers value for money for their guests and at the same time respect the environment.

In line with this, only natural products with natural ingredients are used and they make their own foot scrub with salt and essential oils, including spekboom bought from a local entrepreneur. As a special treat to add to the authenticity of the experience, all guests are offered African face paint after their treatments.
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Post by Lisbeth » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:50 am

Rangers Free Baby Elephant From Mud Hole In Addo Park

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Addo Elephant National Park provides one of the best elephant viewing opportunities in SA. This Eastern Cape hot spot, home to over 600 African elephants, offers animal lovers views of many freely roaming large land animals.

Richard Gardiner uploaded a video of a baby elephant that got stuck in the mud for a couple of hours in the park, before it was rescued by park rangers.

In the video, it can be seen that the herd were distressed when they could not free the baby elephant. It is unclear how the elephant got stuck in the mud.

Three park rangers approached with a van and chased the herd away before they tried to free the baby elephant. The other elephants intermittently tried to return to the baby elephant‚ but the park rangers kept them at bay.

After several attempts at loosening the mud with shovels around the elephant, the calf managed to escape. The group inside the lookout point applauded as the baby elephant ran back to join the herd.
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