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Elephant Safaris South Africa

Moving slowly through the bush, you hear a rumbling beneath you, it is not the sound of an engine, rather it is an inner chord struck by a living creature, an elephant. What better way to explore Africa's wildlife than in contact with these large intelligent beasts who provide the ideal vantage point. An Elephant back safari in South Africa is a never to be forgotten experience that will truly touch your soul. South Africa's elephant safaris are the perfect means to view wildlife up-close along with these gentle giant companions. Elephant back safaris in South Africa are available in a variety of locations and are worth the expense.

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South African Rock Art

When the Dutch first arrived on the shores of South Africa, they found a particularly different indigenous group of people living in small clusters around the country. These people were mostly peace-loving, short, hardy and had an incredible knowledge of nature. Instead of farming with cattle these people chose a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle – living off the land and forming an affinity with nature instead of dominating it or complicating their lives with animal husbandry. The Dutch called them ‘Bushmen’ because of their amazing ability to live solely on the various foods provided by the sometimes harsh African Bush. However today they are commonly known as the San people. While most of them were forced into the African interior during the 19th century, they have left behind and incredible legacy of South African rock art. This South African Rock Art has drawn art lovers, history lovers and just tourists in general to some of the most remote parts of the country for a closer look.

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Comrades Marathon South Africa

Some call it an amazing test of the human body, others consider it an expression of camaraderie, still others call it insanity. No matter what their view, South Africa's Comrades Marathon attracts thousands of runners, spectators and television viewers annually. A world renowned ultra-marathon, the Comrades Marathoncovers some 90 km between Pietermartizburg and Durban in Kwazulu-Natal. The South African Comrades Marathon route will challenge will power as well as every muscle and sinew in the body, but crossing the finish line is the most rewarding experience for a runner.

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