Videos tagged with "garden"

WILD,DANGEROUS ANIMALS CONVERGE IN IKORODU, NIGERIA [20:13]
At Ebute Water Front in Ikorodu area of the Lagos state, young Kosoko has already put in place facilities worth millions of naira for his zoological garden. Christened origin gardens, the place is located in such a way to help tourist and visitors relax while savouring the beauty and elegance and the movement of the sea as well as having enough time to see the animals as they gyrate in all manner of mesmerization. For Abiola Kosoko, the idea began thus: "This zoo is the type of dream I have throughout my school days. And anywhere that has been forgotten I've always wished to add life to it in terms of development and expansion. I tried this the first year, that was some nine years ago and it did not quite click. Then when Senator Ahmed Tinubu became governor in 1999, I approached him with the idea of this project. But his advisers told him I was a land speculator and so they should shun me. That was when I decided to go on with this project alone", he disclosed smiling. "That was why I had to buy this piece of water front with my own money. I bought it then and waited for six months so that I could get some animals to fill the place. The intention was for me to start making money from it immediately and so from 22 ndDecember 2006, the animals were all in cages, chained because greater part of the land was not developed. But then we needed to take off. And you will not believe it, from that 2006 December till 2007 January we made close to N600,000. And that was how we ...

The Durban Botanic Gardens (South Africa) [01:27]
(EN) .The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban's oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanic gardens. The gardens cover an area of 15 hectares in a subtropical climate.The Durban Botanic Gardens was established to participate in the quest of Kew Gardens to establish a series of botanic gardens across the world which would assist in the introduction of economically valuable plants, and to supply plants to Kew that were new to science. The first garden was established in December 1849 by Dr Charles Johnston on the edge of the Berea Ridge next to the Umgeni River (near Quarry Road). He was in charge of the gardens for less than 1 year. A Scot called Mark McKen then took his place and began to establish gardens of plants of economic value such as sugar cane, tea, coffee and pineapples. In 1851 the botanical gardens were relocated closer to town, to its present site. From 1853 to 1860 there were various curators, the most notable of which was Robert Plant, who died of malaria while collecting plants near Lake st. Lucia. McKen then returned in 1860 and was the curator for the next 12 years; until his death in 1872. A German by the name of William Keit arrived from Glasnevin in Ireland to take over the curatorship of the gardens, but economic depression in Natal, a drought, and the Anglo-Zulu War took its toll. Keit resigned in 1881 to become a nurseryman and was later Durban's first director of ...

Horse Safari South Africa [14:47]
A horse safari is a unique experience. To see rhinos, hippos, girafs and other animals on a horse was for us one of many high lights along the garden route in South Africa. The whole movie was taken on a horse without any possibiliy to stabilise. Do not miss this when you are in this area!

Santa Lucia Guest House, St Lucia, South Africa - GoHop.ie - Unravel Travel TV [01:36]
Santa Lucia Guesthouse is situated in the small village of St Lucia, gateway to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, declared South Africa's first World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The village of St Lucia, is located between the Indian Ocean and the St Lucia Estuary forming the only private town located in a Natural World Heritage Site. iSimangaliso Wetland Park form part of the Elephant Coast, Zululand, Northern KwaZulu - Natal South Africa. The Santa Lucia Guesthouse is an intimate, friendly home located two roads from the main street, shops and restaurants of St Lucia. It is privately owned and the hosts serve their guests breakfast in the morning themselves. Their breakfasts cater to all palates from continental breakfasts with a selection of breads, muffins and a variety of preserves, cheeses and cold meats, to a sumptuous English breakfast. A variety of cereals, muesli, fresh and plain yogurts are also available. The guests absolute favourite is the exotic selection of seasonal tropical fruit or delicious fresh fruit salad. For those not wanting tea or coffee, fruit juice is also available. Guests can enjoy their breakfasts indoors or, weather permitting, out on the terrace overlooking the sub tropical garden, before heading off to enjoy the sites and various excursion available. Enjoy refined South African hospitality in this charming home, set in a tropical garden with swimming pool. AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards Winner, Bed & Breakfast -- Home stay for ...

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