The Shamwari Game Reserve is a natural paradise where you can see elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, rhinos (both black and white) and a host of antelope species. Even on a very bad day you are guaranteed to see a warthog!

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Elephants on the move in Shamwari Game Reserve

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The hind end of an elephant. According to The Art Newspaper correspondent Georgina Adam pictures of the rear of elephants sell for less that those of their fronts!

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This lioness is raising three of her own and has adopted three more cubs from a sister who was killed by the lion

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A zebra crossing

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Jean one of our rangers on a scary walkabout to scout rhino. We were told to stay very quiet and walk in a line behind him. He said, if we were surprised by an animal, we were absolutely not to run: “You run and I will watch the fun!”

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Sacha Adam discovers a surprise posting on FB

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Mad Matthew Adam adopting the lotus position in preparation for his daily meditation on the meaning of life

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Jenni our guide helping a tortoise cross the road

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Lucy with two of the kindest staff in the world and a New Year Day biscuit

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Bad boy Benjamin Adam in a characteristic pose

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Tall animals having dinner

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The famous springbok bounce