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12 Photos that Show Why Cape Town is Considered the Most Beautiful City in the World
By Matthew Sterne | 23 Feb
It was once said that Cape Town, lying at the tip of Africa, is like a ballet shoe on the heel of a boxer. The author was probably referring to the grace and splendour of this celebrated city. At dusk and dawn especially, the golden light of the southern sun transforms the city into a place of incomparable beauty.
The following photos are excellent examples of this. The photos are just some of our recent entries in Africa's Photographer of the Year, a competition searching for the best photographs of Africa with a grand prize of a 10-day safari for two valued at $25,000. Cape Town is the first of four categories. The others are the Big 5, Victoria Falls and Wild Africa. To enter your photos or find out more, click here.
Now then, let's take a look at those photos!
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests, rivers, lagoons and long sandy beaches, the Garden Route is one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the world. And it's list of things to do in the area is nearly endless.
Near Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, the heart of the Garden Route, there is a large collection of animal sanctuaries and hiking trails. There are also ocean safaris, world-class golf courses, tree canopy tours and a whopping 216-metre bungee jump all waiting for you. If you prefer less vigorous activities, then maybe a spot of wine tasting at one of the blossoming wine farms in the area is more your style.
After all that gallivanting, you'll be eager to rest your head at some quality accommodation, which is bountiful in this pretty part of the world. There are ...
Strange Love: 7 Head-scratching Mating Habits from Africa
By Jennifer Southwell | 14 Feb
Africa is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Tranquil sounds, gin and tonics and the romantic hues of African sunsets. It is, however, a land of stark contrast, where the weird and the wonderful live in harmony, which only adds to the whimsical quirkiness that is Africa. Among these peculiarities are the ways in which the animals in it express their love and affection in strange, and sometimes alarming, ways.
1. The Ravenous Praying Mantis
This virtuous looking insect has a darker side to its love life – write it off to passion if you must. The female creates a detached and an aloof demeanor waiting for the male to impress her, dancing and showing off. Eventually she gives in to his seductions, during which she begins devouring his head. This femme fatale illustrate...
Sunsets and star-lit dinners: Why we love the 10 most romantic lodges in Africa
By Kimberleigh Gardener | 13 Feb
The growing move to invest in memories rather than things suit the following lodges, who leave their impression long after you've unpacked your suitcase. Whichever way you choose to express your love, booking a trip to one of these ten lodges is a good place to start...
1 . Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, TanzaniaIf you think your love could fill a swimming pool, then try the Ngorongoro Crater. As the oldest intact caldera left in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is a must-see big 5 safari destination that is also densely populated with other wildlife due to the nutrient-rich crater floor. There is something about World Heritage Sites that make you feel small, but also make you realise what is most important in life: relationships with those whom you love.
2. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sout...
5 Pro Tips for Composition in Wildlife Photography
By Matthew Sterne | 08 Feb
What makes a good photo?
That was the question we put to Rhino Africa’s award-winning wildlife photographer Simon Watson.
Africa's Photographer of the Year is searching for the best photographs of Africa with a grand prize of a 10-day safari for two on offer for the winner as well as smaller prizes for category winners. Enter now!
“To me, what defines a good photo, is an image that communicates something that words cannot,” Simon said slowly after some consideration.
He thought for a bit longer, uncharacteristically quiet and with a faraway look in his eyes, and then added, “There is a black and white image by a fine art photographer who I came across when I was visiting the bookstore across from the Tate Modern in London. This fantastic-looking bookstore was selling loads o...
27 Stunning Wildlife Photos Taken by some of Africa's Best Photographers
By Matthew Sterne | 03 Feb
It seems completely unfair that some people get to spend their days travelling around Africa snapping photos of wildlife. But I suppose it's also unfair that some animals wake up and find themselves on the hit list of a throng of hungry predators. Maybe I shouldn't complain.
At Rhino Africa, we often collaborate with wildlife photographers who catch our eye and portray Africa's wildlife in clever and beautiful ways. Our Instagram channel is a perfect example of this. We went back over the past few months to pick our favourites. This is what we found.
"This hippo is the loser male of the group. After grazing alone he went back in the water with his group sitting away from the dominant male and his ladies. Mana Pools, Zimbabwe" - @dittinitti #RATakeover _________________________...