A few images from a camping trip last year in the Cederberg. Stayed at Driehoek farm, where it was just so peaceful, with some of the most amazing views. I tried my hand at Astrophotography, when on a hike to find some cave paintings and fell involve with a few doggies.

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Knysna Elephant park

Will on holiday in Knysna I visited Knysna Elephant Park and got the chance to feed and touch these giants and it was an amazing experience.

Here you can also get the chance to ride one, have sundowners morning walks, as well as spend the night sleeping across from them and naturally there is a gift shop for souvenirs and grab a bite to eat at the cosy restaurant with a play area for the kids.

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Big Cats

As promised, my work on the big cats at Cango Wildlife Ranch. As some of you may have noticed i love cats, the bigger the better. So during my visit i went a bit crazy with capturing these beautiful creatures and felt they would need their own post here.

Hope you like them, i really enjoyed this work.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Half of my official images from the Cango Wildlife ranch, these are simply some of the animals to view there, soon i will be posting my big cats section from the trip.

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Cango Wildlife Ranch – My Review

So this is my first official review. The Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.

If you love animals, this is the place to visit. They have a large variety of African animals and friendly guides, that take you on a guided tour trough some of the specialities of the ranch, when you first arrive. The guides joke around with the visitors and are open to any questions about the ranch or its animals, very friendly.


One of the tour guide talking about the cheetah’s.

With the rare white tiger, not actually an albino, simply a genetic code, as well as tigers, lions, cheetah and many other large wild cats.

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During the tour and all along the walkways you come across interesting facts about the animals and where they came from, as well as their history.

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There are also some amazing encounters you can do and have your photo with some of these amazing animals. Here we have some brave souls going crock cage diving, in stunningly clear water, with these large ancient’s.

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I like to move it, move it! Lemur encounters (feeding). How about having Lemurs jumping around and on you, will hand feeding them and having your photo taken as a keepsake.

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Really worth a visit.

All images, thoughts and opinions by Nikita vdv Photography.

More official images to come soon.