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Northern KZN!

We were recently up in northern KZN and I have a fair few pics that I will be posting… We went diving in Sodwana Bay (my first experience in open water) and it was amazing! It was also great to be out in the bush (well, coastal forest) for a bit, although we cheated and stayed in log cabins… Nevertheless, at Coral Divers (which I can definitely recommend) we were treated to regular visits from monkeys (stealing food), uncountable butterflies, the occasional mongoose and this amazingly coloured spider! We also get these mongooses or mongeese – both are acceptable 🙂 at our parents’ house in Westville.. There is a band of about six of them in their garden.. Anyone know what they are?

I wanna go back to my little brown shack...

Striped mongoose?
Amazing spider 1
Amazing spider 2

2 replies on “Northern KZN!”

Apparently the mongoose is a Banded Mongoose. They are common in Westville (where my parents’ house in) and can live in bands of up to 20 at a time. They enjoy apples and get quite tame. Thanks, Clive from Palmiet Nature Reserve for the info.

that spider looks freaky. it’s certainly beautiful, but i would have **** myself to see it in on my mosquito net!

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