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    Entrance fee into the Park?

    by Jenniflower Written Jun 8, 2006

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    Ellies at the waterhole

    Favorite thing: The park has done what many other parks in South Africa have done.

    They have a separate entrance fee for South Africans (with proof of ID) than they do for tourists.

    South Africans pay R20 for a day visit and non-South Africans pay R90. You do get group concessions, and other concessions. This is the individual cost.

    This is the least expensive park in South Africa where you can view the Big Five.

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    The richness of the earth!

    by Jenniflower Written Jun 8, 2006

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    Red earth

    Favorite thing: There is a rich flora and fauna presence here.

    Upright red aloes (one of my favourites), spekboom and many more. The vegetation is naturally lush and green in this valley.

    Very fertile.

    The soil is a reddish brown colour, and this is often noticeable on the elephants themselves, as they love rolling around in the mud near the watering holes to keep them selves cool, and to play.

    Its wonderful watching elephants having fun!

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    Some history

    by Jenniflower Written Jun 8, 2006

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    An eli :)

    Favorite thing: This park was primarily started in 1931 as a urgent need to protect the last 11 remaining wild elephants in the area.

    Their populace has since grown to over 350! Its very exciting to see successful programs like this unfold.

    You will notice that the lady elephants do not have tusks. This is peculiar to this park.

    When you arrive, you register at the office and then they give you your key and you go to your accommodation.

    The opening hours for the camp gates are 7am and 7pm

    Fondest memory: They have recently had an edition to their elephant family, two gorgeous little ellies!

    Their names are Dusk and Dawn. Very sweet! :)

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    About elephants..

    by Travelchili Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Did you know that elephant's heart weighs 22 kg and circulates about 450 liters of blood?

    And how about the fact that elephant's tongue is around 12kg and its tail around 11kg?

    The wonderful boneless trunk of an elephant is composed of an estimated 40,000 muscles!!

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    More about elephants 2..

    by Travelchili Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It is hard to imagine that ONLY the skin of an elephant weighs 10 times of my weight!!

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    More about elephants..

    by Travelchili Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Elephant's tusks continue growing through its life. They are not always exactly identical as it depends on which side they favor much like left and right-handed humans.

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