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  1. So what are the 'Big Five'?

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    So what are the 'Big Five'?

    Feb152010

    Upon arriving in South Africa, if you decide to do a safari, or visit a private game reserve, one thing you’ll repeatedly hear about is the ‘Big Five’. So what are the big five, you must be thinking?

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  2. In search of cats

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    In search of cats

    Feb152010

    My first game drive last Friday began at 12 noon. As you should know, this is when the day is hottest. Because of this, the chances of seeing animals are slim as they’re hiding away in the shade somewhere, most of them asleep.

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  3. Another quiet night in St Lucia

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    Another quiet night in St Lucia

    Feb152010

    After the visit to Emdoneni Lodge last Saturday afternoon, we made it back to St Lucia for around 6pm. I began watching the Ireland game against France in the Six Nations - we were beaten quite badly, unfortunately.

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  4. A trip down the St Lucia Lake

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    A trip down the St Lucia Lake

    Feb152010

    Last Saturday, as part of the 3-day trip I was doing with Tekweni Ecotours, I went on a boat trip on the St Lucia Lake. It’s part of the St Lucia Wetland Park, which was the first place in South Africa to become a World Heritage listed site.

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  5. A very big house in the country

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    A very big house in the country

    Feb152010

    Evening of Friday 12th February: I’ve stayed in big places before, but I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in somewhere as big as where I stayed in St Lucia on my own. Myself and Marianna were staying in a lodge called Fish Eagle...

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  6. My very first game drive

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    My very first game drive

    Feb152010

    Before last Friday (12th February) I’d never been on a ‘game drive’ (safari) around a ‘game reserve’ before. For those of you unaware of what that is, it’s where you get into a 4x4 vehicle and go driving in a reserve.

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