The Nguni herd of Napier, South Africa.

“The Nguni is a cattle breed indigenous to Southern Africa. A hybrid of different Indian and later European cattle breeds, they were introduced by Bantu-speaking tribes (Nguni people) to Southern Africa during their migration from the North of the continent.

Nguni cattle are known for their fertility and resistance to diseases, being the favourite breed amongst the local Bantu-speaking people of Southern Africa . They are characterised by their multicoloured skin, which can present many different patterns, but their noses are always black-tipped. 

They are a principal form of Sanga cattle, which originated as hybrids of Zebu and humpless cattle in East Africa. DNA analyses have confirmed that they are a combination of Bos indicus and Bos taurus, that is a combination of different Zebu and European cattle breeds”. (from Wikipedia)

Pride of Robertson: Fraai Uitzicht 1798

One of the oldest working wineries in the Western Cape, South Africa is Fraai Uitzicht 1798. It’s still making wine the traditional way with the original fermentation bassins. The winery is also known for it’s exquisite restaurant and beautiful old gardens. Plus 5 stars for restaurant and guest accommodation.

An impression:

Portrait of an escape artist.

Officially there are no cheetahs roaming around ‘free range’ in the Eastern Cape; unofficially it is estimated that a few hundred are in the wild. They are regarded as escape artists by owners/staff of game reserves and sanctuaries. Sometime ago I bumped into some ‘escape artists’ near Nature’s Valley (Tsitsikama National Park) in the Eastern Cape. That’s where I took this close up portrait. (Canon 135mm).

Isn’t she a beauty?