Remember South Africa 2010 (no 6 Mokopane – Potgietersrus)

As I said in RSA no5 I am not going to say anything about Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe and Botswana are two countries bordering South  Africa.

I had the opportunity to be again living for nearly 2 weeks with my best friend who owns a guest house in Mokopane.

I thoroughly enjoyed the time with her. She took me on some outings with her.

Here we are visiting a farm just outside Potgietersrus.

We also did some scrap booking at another friends place.

An accident happened.My friend wasted her drink all over her pages

One should not eat or drink while scrap booking.

We also had a scrap book session at the guest house to say good bye.

Having a tea break!

My friend surrounded by scrap book goodies.

And there is the drink again! This time nothing happened.

Here is my friend with a beautiful double scrapbook page.

(Sorry for the light splashes)

Then we also had the preparations for the 2010 World Soccer Cup

The front and the


Next time I am still in Potgietersrus with some other adventures!

A frontier town that’s still looking for its destiny – Mokopane (previously Potgietersrus) was established by the Voortrekkers in 1852 as Vredenburg. Its early history is one of conflict. This was followed by happier times as a thriving agricultural centre when it became known as the “garden town of the north.” Today it’s primarily a mining town that’s yet to grasp the potential of tourism, notwithstanding a World Heritage Site 10km outside the town and the Waterberg Biosphere on its doorstep.

A – Z Archives: Z

A-Z Archive

The last letter in the alphabet is Z

My is for ZEBRA

One of the Zebras was interested in what we were doing!

They did not trust us for one minute!

They turned around and showed only their back sides.

(Photos taken in Mokopane Game Biodiversity Conservation Center 2008 by me)

Established in 1979 and opened to the public in October 1981, as a satellite station of the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG), Pretoria Zoo. In 2004 the NZG was proclaimed as a National Facility, as part of the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). The center is located in the north entrance to the town of Mokopane, in theLimpopo province of South Africa.

The center covers an area of 1300 ha, containing a zoo-like environment, breeding camps, and a free ranging area, all accommodating a large variety of African species as well as species from South America and South East Asia.

The center’s focus will be on research and the conservation of Africa’s biodiversity, the advancement of science awareness within our learners and the breeding of Africa’s endangered wildlife.

With your visit to the center, you will be assisting in the continued success of the breeding programs, as well as conserving Africa’s natural heritage.