I have had the fortune of living in South Africa for over 20 years. During that time I have visited many of the game reserves that dot the country. The biggest game reserve is Kruger Park which is in the north-east corner of the nation. It is so large, it’s become as the “10th province”, the other 9 contain human citizens. Kruger stretches across a vast area and it takes hours to go from one side to the other. The pictures above are from the Pilanesburg game reserve which is a 2 hour drive outside
of Johannesburg. It is my favorite place for game viewing because the small size almost guarantees that you will see a wide variety of wildlife in a short period of time. Going out into the bush is a refreshing experience. Living in urban surroundings we’ve forgotten what silence sounds like. Silence is spiritually healing and promotes self-reflection. Visiting game parks allows a glimpse into a time when we lived closer to nature, and existed in harmony with the primal rhythm of the planet.