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July 27, 2009

Bontebok on the beach – Flickr pic of the day


This unusual picture of bontebok on the beach at Cape Point was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Andy Roberts aka bokafrica.

Andy says, “On my first trip to Cape Town several years ago I was captivated by its magnificence within minutes of leaving the airport. The first glimpse of the mountain, blasts of floral colour and the endless stretch of mountains that steer you down to the southern suburbs and beyond… I was hooked.

“It is hard to choose one particular place or thing about Cape Town that I love the most; I never tire of spending time with the penguins or walking in the mountains, chilling at Kirstenbosch and sitting at the harbour at Kalk Bay or having lunch out in the winelands. But the national parks are something special – Cape Point in particular.

“I was lucky enough to bring my folks to Cape Town for a week last year and during their stay every living creature that inhabits the Western Cape presented itself!

“We decided to do some walking and started off at the lighthouse and a walk along to Platboom (my favourite beach). We first came across a group of eland, which I’d never seen before, down on the Point, and then a larger group of bontebok with young.

“I’ve always seen plenty of buck here but on this occasion they were chilled and happy for us to sit quietly alongside them and take some great photos against the backdrop of the white dunes – stunning. I just wish I’d taken more photos. This was one of the highlights of the trip for my mother,” he continues.

Andy can’t wait to go back to the Mother City.

“Just think, 12 weeks from now I’ll be watching whales and grabbing a late breakfast at the Olympia Cafe. Cape Town is really too marvellous for words, as you Capetonians might say!” he adds.

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Image © Andy Roberts aka bokafrica 2009

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