"The Big Five" of South Africa - Lion, Leopard, African elephant, Cape buffalo, Black rhinoceros. The phrase Big Five Game was coined by big game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. #Safari #SouthAfrica #Wildlife
The Big Picture photography competition: round 154
Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town
Voortrekker monument, Pretoria: "At the foot of the Monument stands a bronze sculpture of a Voortrekker woman and her two children by South African sculptor Anton van Wouw. It pays homage to the strength and courage of the Voortrekker women who played as big a part in this historic event as the men."