Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beauties of South Africa

The Telkom 2010 Soccer Tower above, is a true beacon reminding us of South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World cup (Pretoria).

Snapshots by:
Desire Fourie
Writes from Fourways, Gauteng, Johannesburg South Africa
View her website: Doing life

A visit to Sabini, a game farm near Warmbaths.

Me on the top of the world.
We frequented our favourite piece of paradise in the Southern Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak.

During a recent visit to the Monte Casino Bird Park, I managed to take these picturess of my favourite animal, the Meerkat. They have got such curious personalities. This one is definitely a Mama Meerkat on the watch-out i.e. checking out all the human bypassers. Still feel sorry to see them all cooped up in a little enclosure, whilst in nature they roam a huge area.
Sabini, a game farm near Warmbaths.
From our visit to Sabini Game Farm near Bella Bella. Above: Nyala calf.
I am sure that most of you South Africans who have spent some time in the Bushveld, will agree that its definitely good for the soul.

At Makaranga Garden Lodge.

Above and Below: Awesome sunsets we feasted our eyes on during our sundowner game drives.
Me and Conroy have done the 6-day Tsitsikamma hiking trail (Western Cape, South Africa) with our backpacks.
A long weekend at Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg Myself at a trout dam about 1.5km from the hotel - posing for Conroy.
Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Our indigenous garden.
Jakaranda trees in soft early morning light. This is truly nature at its best.
David and his fans admiring his credentials…
David and his harem.

Back Sitting: Gerry Prior, Campbell Alexander, Julian Cox
Sitting on Wall: Heather Potts (left) and Jenny Mountain (Right)
Front Sitting: Thanusha Padayachee, Debbie Cox and Julie Dawson
Front: Yours Truly

At a school rugby festival of our youngest god son, Kyle. The festival was held at Linden High School in Johannesburg.

Matric farewell shoot and a sneak peek. 
Marié-Louise {ML} and her family visited us and she mentioned that she has this unusual matric farewell dress in mind. The dress had to have different panels and onto each panel different embellishments had to be sewn. I am sure you will agree that the end result is totally unique.
My Greek Connection scrapbooking student, Stella Fischer's daughter Nicole.

{Claudine and Leandri with Lucky}

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

Little, cute Amber

Life is good…
Heidi, Bernhardt, Alisha, Zander and Marko.
Family picture.
 Zander, Alisha and Marko.
Ομορφιές της Νότιας Αφρικής
Desire Fourie
Γράφει από το Γιοχάνεσμπουργκ, Ν. Αφρική
Δείτε το ιστολόγιό της: Doing life
Πανέμορφες εικόνες από μια πλούσια πανίδα και χλωρίδα.

Στο Monte Casino Bird Park γεμάτο ζώα, πουλιά και άλλα είδη.

Σπάνια είδη ζώων.
Εξερεύνηση του πάρκου Sabini, που φυλακίζει μέσα του την ομορφιά της άγριας φύσης.
Φωλιασμένο στην καρδιά της παρθένας φύσης.
Μοναδικές εικόνες φυσικής ομορφιάς.

Εξοικείωση με τα άγρια ζώα.
Ειδυλλιακές εικόνες απαράμιλλης ομορφιάς.
Σάρκα και οστά στο αφρικανικό όνειρο.
Το ζεύγος Ντισάιαρ και Κονρόη
Ο ωραίος κήπος στο σπίτι μας.
Αντιθέσεις και οριακές ισορροπίες… Μέχρι το 1994, υπήρχε ο διαχωρισμός των φυλών με την πολιτική του απαρτχάιντ.
Απαράμιλλη ομορφιά τοπίων

Άγρια φύση, αρχέγονοι πολιτισμοί, πλούσια κουλτούρα.
Πολιορκία του Δαβίδ από το χαρέμι του...
Άγρια ομορφιά της φύσης και ήρεμη ομορφιά των ανθρώπων.
Η καλή μας φίλη, Ελληνικής καταγωγής πανέμορφη Νικόλ.

Η όμορφη οικογένεια μας.
Μυστήριο και γοητεία.

Ονειρεμένες διαδρομές. Γεια σας από το όμορφο Γιοχάνεσμπουργκ.


María said...

Imágenes de color, de vida, de sonrisas, de luz... .de belleza, todas ellas muy bellas.


Eva F. said...

Όμορφες οικόνες πραγματικά και μοναδικές!!!!
Όμορφη οικογένεια!

Να είστε όλοι καλά και καλή εβδομάδα!

DUTA said...

It seems in South Africa Life is good to both people and animals. Nature is fabulous, the weather is friendly, children are cute, and everything's getting ready to host the Soccer World Cup.
Good Luck!

Desire Fourie said...

Thank you Philip for this comprehensive synopsis of my posts over the past 4 to 5 years'of blog posts over at DOING LIFEabout happenings in my beautiful country South Africa. Thank you for sharing it with your followers.
Sunshine regards from

islandgirl4ever2 said...

OMG! What amazing pictures!! Thanks for sharing these with us.. When Dawn and Tom went to SA a few months ago... I looked at her pics and it gave me the desire to go.... Looks like a BEAUTIFUL country!]
What a beautiful family they are! I'm off to check out her blog now...

Take care,

Notes from Noël said...

What fabulous photos! I enjoyed looking at parts of South Africa that we never made it to in our visit there. South Africa is truly a beautiful and diverse country. Hopefully, the World Cup will bring many more visitors to there country.

jf said...

Doing Life, Life is good at Johannesburg!
That's why David chose it...

Lynette Jacobs said...

Well done Desire on this spectacular seeing my beautiful country on another blog.

syam said...

lovely blog and wonderful series of wildlife pictures..

Zuzana said...

Beautiful! A story telling of versatile lives in stunning images.;) Very exotic, unique and candid,

Anonymous said...

First of all, a big WOW! That's an awesome trip! Is Cyprus far from Africa?

Do you know that I've long wanted to visit South Africa? I love the wildlife, the safari, the way the sun sets behind those scenes.

Looks like you really had a lot of time. Nothing beats the fun of traveling with your loved ones and of course, capturing the memories and reliving them.

I really enjoy your posts, feels like I'm traveling with you, too.^^

Anastasia said...

Beautiful pictures of a truly amazing country. Thanks for sharing.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

For the lovers of South Africa!!

Cheryl said...

I love this. Desire's photos are amazing. So much to look at in this post. South Africa looks beautiful. :)

Lydia said...

It all looks quite wondrous to me. Your photography is splendid (and I am particularly impressed by the wildlife shots). You are lucky to live in such a special place.

Marize Camara said...

Olá querido amigo,

Que fotos fantásticas, as cores, o foco, a postura, magnificas.
David misturado a tantas pessoas , que interessante ficou e ainda tem uma moça entusiasmada com ele..rsrs

Você sempre me impressiona com seus post, parabéns!



Regina said...

Awesome Africa!

Jojo said...

Absolutely beautiful. I would love to go just to see the flora.

fan said...

wild life , nature and this year Football !!

Eneida Freire said...

Beautiful photos!

erifili said...

Τα λόγια είναι περιττά.Υπέροχα μέρη, υπέροχες φωτό.Η ομορφότερη εκείνη με τα μωβ δένδρα.Ονειρεμένη χώρα,καταπληκτική οικογένεια, υπέροχη ξεναγός.