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The Drakensberg Sun Resort is situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa from where magnificent views and fresh mountain air can be enjoyed. This region is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It is a mountainous and alpine area in KwaZulu-Natal laid out into four valleys, consisting of the Champagne Valley in the Central Berg, the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, the Royal Natal National Park, and Amphitheatre Valley, as well as the Middledale Pass Valley in the Northern Berg. Each of these four breathtaking valleys presents its kind of character and beauty with magnificent mountain vistas. Set in the Cathkin and Champagne Valley, the resort is located near the Cathkin and Champagne Castle which have astonishing peaks at 3,149 meters and 3,248 meters. These two mountains, together with the famous Monk’s Cowl which measures 3,234 meters in height, represent the highest summits of the Mountains.
Info source: https://www.south-african-hotels.com/hotels/drakensberg-sun-hotel/
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The photo was taken during October 2018 at Drakensberg Sun Resort, Champagne Valley, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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The chacma baboon usually lives in social groups, called troops, which are composed of multiple adult males, adult females, and their offspring. Occasionally, however, very small groups form that consist of only a single adult male and several adult females. Chacma troops are characterized by a dominance hierarchy. Female ranking within the troop is inherited through the mother and remains relatively fixed, while the male ranking is often in flux, especially when the dominant male is replaced. Chacmas are unusual among baboons in that neither males nor females form strong relationships with members of the same sex. Instead, the strongest social bonds are often between unrelated adult males and females. Infanticide is also common, compared to other baboon species, as newly dominant males will often attempt to kill young baboons sired by the previously dominant male. Baboon troops possess a complex group behaviour and communicate by means of body attitudes, facial expressions, vocalizations and touch.
Info source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chacma_baboon
The photo was taken during February 2019 Mabula Private Game Reserve, Rooiberg, Limpopo, South Africa.
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The Berlin Falls is a waterfall in Mpumalanga, South Africa. They are located close to God’s Window and the highest waterfall in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, Lisbon Falls. The Berlin Falls cascade from the centre of a sheer cliff that stands roughly 80m tall. The shape of the falls is likened to a giant candle. A narrow, natural channel at the top of the falls creates the ‘wick’ of the candle, and as the water drops from this point, it fans out creating the rest of the candle before emptying out into the pool below. Berlin Falls gets its name from miners who ventured to South Africa from Europe during the gold rush and named each waterfall in the region after their home towns, or places from their home countries. The falls are on the Sabine River and fall 80 metres (260 ft), dumping into a circular basin flanked by red cliffs.
Info source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Falls
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The photo was taken during August 2013 at Berlin falls, God’s Window, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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