• Zebra in the mist Vernon Crookes

    Image ID
    FOT925210
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    7.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3500 x 2625 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    296 x 222 mm
    11.7 x 8.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Vernon Crookes Nature reserve; Zebra; Blue Wildebeest; bird life; indigenous flora; south Coast; Kwazulu; Umzinto; South Africa; wooded slopes; grassland; auto trail; visit; tourist; animals; nature; mist;
    Description
    The reserve boasts 56 mammal species. These include zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, blesbok, oribi, reedbuck, blue and grey duiker, black-backed jackal, vervet monkeys, rock hyrax, tree hyrax, caracal, slender mongoose, white tailed mongoose, egyptian mongoose, banded mongoose and porcupine. The abundant birdlife (some 300 confirmed species) includes a number of spectacular raptors like the Crowned and Martial eagle which nest in the reserve, while an interesting variety of indigenous flora adds to the reserve's attractions, not least in spring when the veld is alive with colour. Accommodation is provided in Nyengelezi camp which consists of a 10 bed rustic tree house and five 2 bed rondavels. The camp is equiped with crockery and cutlery cooking utensils, fridges and stoves. Visitors to the tree house must provide their own bedding and towels. The camp is suitable for study groups or for mini conferences as there is a small hall which can be used as a laboratory or as a conference venue. This secluded getaway is found on the South Coast some 12 km inland from Umzinto, along the Ixopo road. The reserve's wooded slopes, grassland ridges and clear views of the ocean to the east offer the ideal setting for communing with nature while enjoying the excellent trails, picnic facilities and autotrail.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Sandy Weaver
    Date Taken
    2011-11-10
    Uploaded on
    2011-12-20
    Collection
    ** 2012 NEW - HLULUHWE AND TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK PLUS WHITE LION, CUBS; SUITABLE FOR CALENDARS
    Category
    Animals
    Sub Category
    Wildlife
    Dominant colour
    #809070