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South Africa is located at the southernmost tip of the continent, with a long coastline that stretches more than 2,500 km and along two oceans (the South Atlantic and the Indian). South Africa has high species biodiversity, and is ranked sixth out of the world’s seventeen megadiverse countries, due to its varied topography and geology.

South Africa has a lot to offer fans of the outdoors, from diving with great white sharks to taking in the floral landscapes of the Garden Route. Not to mention that all of the ‘big five’ species (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinoceros) can be found in South Africa. There are more than 20 National Parks, the most famous, and oldest, of which is Kruger National Park.
White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and calf browsing. Entabeni Safari Conservancy, Limpopo region, Waterberg, South Africa, October  -  Uri Golman
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Uri Golman / White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and calf browsing. Entabeni Safari Conservancy, Limpopo region, Waterberg, South Africa, October
Male African lion (Panthera leo), Kruger National Park, Transvaal, South Africa, September.  -  Oriol Alamany
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Oriol Alamany / Male African lion (Panthera leo), Kruger National Park, Transvaal, South Africa, September.
African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) bull silhouetted on the horizon at dusk, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) bull silhouetted on the horizon at dusk, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Leopard (Panthera pardus) walking beside waterhole, reflected in the water at dusk. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.  -  Sergey  Gorshkov
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Sergey Gorshkov / Leopard (Panthera pardus) walking beside waterhole, reflected in the water at dusk. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.
Black wildebeest (Connochaetus gnou) bull silhouetted at dawn,  Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa.  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Black wildebeest (Connochaetus gnou) bull silhouetted at dawn, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) male, Garden Route National Park, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) male, Garden Route National Park, South Africa
Namaqualand fynbos in flower, Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa, August.  -  RHONDA KLEVANSKY
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RHONDA KLEVANSKY / Namaqualand fynbos in flower, Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa, August.
Great white shark {Carcharodon carcharias} breaching.,South Africa.  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Great white shark {Carcharodon carcharias} breaching.,South Africa.
Aerial view of Cape Town city with Table Mountain, South Africa, taken from helicopter, May 2011  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Aerial view of Cape Town city with Table Mountain, South Africa, taken from helicopter, May 2011
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd fleeing predator, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd fleeing predator, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
Aerial photograph of Western Cape Province, Cape Agulhas, South Africa, August 2010  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Aerial photograph of Western Cape Province, Cape Agulhas, South Africa, August 2010
Gravel road, Tankwa Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Gravel road, Tankwa Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.  -  Bence Mate
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Bence Mate / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at waterhole at night, Mkuze, South Africa Third place in the Nature Portfolio category of the World Press Photo Awards 2017.
Three adult Meerkats (Suricata suricatta)  rear view standing and looking in same direction, and a juvenile,  Kalahari Desert, South Africa  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Three adult Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) rear view standing and looking in same direction, and a juvenile, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) flock at sunset, South Africa.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) flock at sunset, South Africa.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking along track, Isimangaliso Wetland Park; KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking along track, Isimangaliso Wetland Park; KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Catch of lobsters being unloaded in the fishing village of Kalk Bay, False Bay, South Africa  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Catch of lobsters being unloaded in the fishing village of Kalk Bay, False Bay, South Africa
Lion (Panthera leo) male with claw mark scars on face, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Lion (Panthera leo) male with claw mark scars on face, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.
Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) with reflection at waterhole, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Common wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) with reflection at waterhole, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, September
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing alert, Kalahari Desert, South Africa.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) standing alert, Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) two at sunset, South Africa.  Captive.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) two at sunset, South Africa. Captive.
Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) flock at sunset, South Africa.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis) flock at sunset, South Africa.
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) near surface, Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa.  -  Chris & Monique Fallows
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Chris & Monique Fallows / Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) near surface, Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa.
Common dolphin (Dephinus delphis) pod feeding on sardines (Sardinops oecllata) East London, South Africa.  -  Chris & Monique Fallows
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Chris & Monique Fallows / Common dolphin (Dephinus delphis) pod feeding on sardines (Sardinops oecllata) East London, South Africa.
Beach along the Postberg Trail, West Coast National Park, Western Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Beach along the Postberg Trail, West Coast National Park, Western Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.
Wing mirror view of road through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, Road, South Africa, February 2013 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Wing mirror view of road through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape Province, Road, South Africa, February 2013 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Fish hung out to dry in the fishing village of Kalk Bay, False Bay, South Africa, July 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Fish hung out to dry in the fishing village of Kalk Bay, False Bay, South Africa, July 2010
Sign marking most south-western part of the African continent. Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsular, South Africa, July 2010  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Sign marking most south-western part of the African continent. Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsular, South Africa, July 2010
Shadow of person with surfboard walking on beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, August, 2009.  -  Rhonda Klevansky
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Rhonda Klevansky / Shadow of person with surfboard walking on beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, August, 2009.
Tourist watching a White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and calf, Phinda Private Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, February 2013.  -  Ann & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Tourist watching a White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) mother and calf, Phinda Private Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, February 2013.
Ecologist setting a fyke net across the Doring River to assess populations of endemic and invasive fish species. Bruinkrans, Western Cape, South Africa. Part of research by Bruce Paxton (an aquatic ec...  -  Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Ecologist setting a fyke net across the Doring River to assess populations of endemic and invasive fish species. Bruinkrans, Western Cape, South Africa. Part of research by Bruce Paxton (an aquatic ec...
Man jumping from a cliff into the Twee River to cool down during mid-summer. The Twee River is home to the critically endangered Twee River redfin (Barbus erubescens). Koue Bokkeveld / Cedarberg regio...  -  Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Man jumping from a cliff into the Twee River to cool down during mid-summer. The Twee River is home to the critically endangered Twee River redfin (Barbus erubescens). Koue Bokkeveld / Cedarberg regio...
Aerial photograph of lighthouse, near Still Baai, South Africa, Western Cape Province, Indian Ocean, August 2009  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Aerial photograph of lighthouse, near Still Baai, South Africa, Western Cape Province, Indian Ocean, August 2009
Waterfall, Nieuwoudtville, Namaqualand, Northern Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Waterfall, Nieuwoudtville, Namaqualand, Northern Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.
Parachute daisies (Ursinia anthemoides) Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Parachute daisies (Ursinia anthemoides) Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.
Lion (Panthera leo) male with dead giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) killed in sparring with another giraffe, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa, January 2018  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Lion (Panthera leo) male with dead giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) killed in sparring with another giraffe, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa, January 2018
Hiker on the Sevilla Bushman Rock Art Trail, Clanwilliam, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Hiker on the Sevilla Bushman Rock Art Trail, Clanwilliam, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.
Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma) Kokerboom Forest, Nieuwoudtville, Namaqualand, Northern Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma) Kokerboom Forest, Nieuwoudtville, Namaqualand, Northern Cape province, South Africa, September 2012.
Group of four Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) Mkuze, South Africa  -  Bence  Mate
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Bence Mate / Group of four Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) Mkuze, South Africa
Aerial photograph of Western Cape Province, Cape Agulhas, Indian Ocean, South Africa, August 2010  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Aerial photograph of Western Cape Province, Cape Agulhas, Indian Ocean, South Africa, August 2010
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd a sunset, Kagalagadi Game Reserve, South Africa, June.  -  Chris & Monique Fallows
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Chris & Monique Fallows / Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd a sunset, Kagalagadi Game Reserve, South Africa, June.
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd with dust flying up around them, Kagalagadi National Park, South Africa.  -  Chris & Monique Fallows
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Chris & Monique Fallows / Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd with dust flying up around them, Kagalagadi National Park, South Africa.
Ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) young pup sitting on camp site, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) young pup sitting on camp site, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa
Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub lying in a tree, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Leopard (Panthera pardus) cub lying in a tree, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Cape pangolin or Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)  looking for ants at night, Kalahari, South Africa.  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Cape pangolin or Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) looking for ants at night, Kalahari, South Africa.
Afternoon light hits the slopes of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, South Africa.  -  Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Afternoon light hits the slopes of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, South Africa.
Fruit and vegetable market in St. Lucia, South Africa.  -  Jen Guyton
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Jen Guyton / Fruit and vegetable market in St. Lucia, South Africa.
Waves in Kogel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, December 2014.  -  David Noton
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David Noton / Waves in Kogel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, December 2014.
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