Cape Buffalo – Half a Ton of Pot Roasts

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The African, or Cape, buffalo is a member of the so-called “Big Five” group of animals, with the elephant, rhino, lion and leopard, popular trophies for hunters. There are approximately 900,000 Cape buffalo across sub-Saharan and South Africa.

Physical Characteristics

Head and body length: 170-340 cm
Shoulder height: 100-170 cm
Tail length: 70-110 cm
Adult weight: 300-900 kg

Reproduction and Development

Gestation period: 340 days.
Litter size: 1, rarely 2.
Weaning: Around 6 months.
Sexual maturity: 3.5-5 years.
Life span: Typically 18-20, up to 29 in captivity.

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Drakensberg Park – South African Outstanding Nature Reserve

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The Drakensberg is one of the major mountain ranges of southern Africa with dramatic scenery. The park includes beautiful rivers, wetlands, indigenous forests, grasslands, valleys and cliffs. The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has an average altitude of 3000m, the highest range south of Kilimanjaro – and spans 150kms over 243 000 ha of land. One of the greatest treasures is set of 20 000 individual rock paintings at 500 different cave and overhang sites between Royal Natal National Park and Bushman’s Neck.

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Worlds Highest Bungy from 216 m High Bloukrans Bridge

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The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is from 216m high Bloukrans River Bridge near Plettenberg Bay South Africa, which is operated on a daily basis by Face Adrenalin.

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