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In 1630, the Portuguese “Sao Concalo” ship which got shipwrecked at Robberg in March that year, had been anchored at the mouth of the Piesang River, according to the “Sao Concalo” article in the Sunday Times of 22 June 1924. This shows us that Piesang Valley is mentioned as early as the early 17th century, even before our town had its name. Ships came all the way up the Piesang River from the earliest times, even before the establishment of Plettenberg Bay, which proves that Piesang Valley area developed before the Plett CBD area developed, and there were many people and many labourers living in Piesang Valley where the first church and later schools were built, to provide in the spiritual and educational needs of the inhabitants.

The photo was taken during October 2016 in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

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The Egyptian Goose is related to the shelduck and is a cross between a duck and a goose. A shelduck is defined as being semi-terrestrial, and they are found in areas that have an abundant water supply as well as dry, safe places in which to feed, breed and nest. The Egyptian goose has vivid markings that are striking and impressive. In fact, they were considered to be holy by the Egyptians, who often included them in works of art due to their undeniable beauty. This bird is pale brown and grey, with rich brown or chestnut markings around the eyes, around the neck (resembling a collar), on a portion of the wings, and under the otherwise black tail. In stark contrast, there are crisp white markings on the wings, complemented by an intense emerald on the secondary feathers of the males. There is also a well-defined brown patch right in the centre of the chest.
Info source: https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/birds_egyptian_goose.php
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The photo was taken during October 2018 at Drakensberg Sun Resort, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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In the heart of Gauteng, Dinokeng ‘a place of rivers’, and Leeuwkloof Valley is a game lodge surrounded by wildlife roaming in a 400-hectare game reserve. This is KwaTHABISILE Game Lodge where Alexandra welcomes you to her Out of Africa. Wake up in the morning to game grazing peacefully under your bedroom window. Wander over to the pond or laze by the pool and enjoy sunset drinks overlooking the valley into the bush watching the animals graze. Enjoy the sounds of the birds sing in our valley, see and hear the night come to life. At KwaTHABISILE you can experience nature even though you are close to many other enriching activities such as nearby Cullinan and experience ‘All of Africa in a day’.
Info source: https://www.safarinow.com/go/kwathabisilegamelodge/
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The photo was taken during February 2019 at KwaThabisile Bush Retreat, Dinokeng, Gauteng, South Africa.

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