Saturday, October 11, 2008

Warning Signs

Since I'm away on tour again from today until 7 Nov, I won't be "in contact" until then - BUT I should return with a great collection of photos, because this tour starts at the Victoria Falls (Zambian side), then 2 days in the Chobe National Park (Botswana), before we tour South Africa for 12 days and last but not least, 9 days in the northern part of Namibia. Although this tour is almost 4 weeks long, it is one of my favourite tours as tourist guide. I like to think of it as adventurous and hope the guests in my group will experience it in this spirit.

For today - some "warning" signs found across our country, some amusing and some to be taken "literally".

This one (left) is from the Addo National Park (Eastern Cape Province).

Another sign (right) from Addo, where the BIG 5 (see a previous posting on this) can be found - some guests will think twice before alighting at this spot from their cars or buses.

Everybody who has been to the Mpumalanga Province in our country, is aware of this sign (left) in the Hazyview area. Although the hippo isn't one of the BIG 5, it still is viewed as the most dangerous animal in the whole of Africa!!

Did you know that the hippo is responsible for more (human) deaths in Africa than the crocodile or any one of the BIG 5?

Another warning sign (right) found in the Augrabies Falls National Park (Northern Cape Province).

This one (left) can be found at Langebaan (Western Cape Province) !!??

I guess Dassies (Rock hyrax) can't read??!! Or it wouldn't have "parked" right here.

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