Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A guest posting. Shaun Coetzee, manager of Tented Adventures, Pilanesberg.

"Hi, my name is Shaun Coetzee and I am the camp manager
 at Tented Adventures, Pilanesberg.
I was born in Benoni in 1983 and enjoyed my first trip to the bush
 when I was just 5 years old.
I worked at several game lodges before joining Tented Adventures in 2017.
This is the best job EVER, with no two days the  same.
During my 16 years in the hospitality industry, 
I have met and interacted with guests from a variety of countries.
I have a passion for wild life photography and nature conservation.
I can often be found wielding a pair of braai (barbecue) tongs,
 helping to prepare dinner or breakfast.
Seeing that it is impossible to share food on a posting, 
I thought I would share some of my favourite images with you.
I look forward to welcoming you to Tented Adventures, Pilanesberg
and sharing my passions with you" 

Lioness with cubs.
When I took this image, I had not noticed the cub on the left
 as it almost blended into its Mom.

This is why our visitors come to Africa.
Lions are certainly the King of the Jungle.

Although Baboons can be a pest in and around the camp site,
 they do offer some fun photo opportunities.
Fun Fact #347: Baboons are quick learners. 
Many years ago, there was a baboon that was taught to work the railway signals
 at the Uitenhage Railway Station in the Eastern Cape!

This is what I wake up to almost every morning...
The sound of clashing horns as the young Impala rams do "battle".
This mock fighting from an early age will eventually decide
which are the dominate rams...and those will be the ones that get to breed. 

In 2017, Tented Adventures won a Lilizela Tourism award!
Well done to all concerned.
To find out more about what we offer,
visit our website:

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When last did you actually print a photograph?
"Travel & Things" images are printed 
at their store in Cresta.
Great service, friendly staff
and more importantly awesome prints.
To find their current specials
or to locate a store nearest to you:

When I head off to the bush, I like to feel comfortable and look good.
I can achieve both in clothing supplied by:
My first pair of "vellies"...
Check out their website:
and their Facebook page:
You can order on-line and their delivery
 turn around is the best!

 Cool Ideals is my service provider of choice.
They enable me to ensure that my articles
and images are sent fast and effortlessly.
Not to mention all the other benefits that FTTH offers...
Like stability and affordability!

GammaTek is my powerbank supplier of choice.
One of my problems is often lack of battery power
 if I have been using the camera on my phone.
I have tried many "powerbanks",
but the majority drain before they can fully recharge my device.
This is where this Powerbank has the edge...
it can recharge my phone up to 7 times,
before it needs to be recharged.
To find out more:

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