When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.
Author: Kobie Kruger
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nick Steele has been key to the large scale development of private wildlife conservation in South and southern Africa in the politically turbulent times of the 1970s and 1980s. This book contextualises this process based on the personal archives of this politically controversial conservationist.
Nick Steele, Private Wildlife Conservancies and Saving Rhinos
Author: Harry Wels
Category: Social Science
Reporting on three trips to South Africa in recent years, the narrative touches on the colonial setting of Dutch and British engagement in the region, conveying perspectives, findings, insights and discoveries on those times that relate to today. The author incorporates research and quotes source material, adding historical authenticity to her own experience. She explains, for example, the cause behind the hedge in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the mortal danger the first wardens faced in the future Kruger National Park, or why you better not step on a crocodile. She observes wildlife from dassies to mountain zebras, has close encounters with two lionesses, drives along the garden route, visits historic towns and learns of the harsh life in Lesotho. Complemented by an extensive bibliography, the author's two-dimensional approach is weaving a pattern of current impressions and voices from times gone by, thus reflecting the present on the past.
Travels in South Africa with Footnotes on the Past
Author: Judi King
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Text and illustrations present detailed information on the geography, history and government, economy, people, cultural life, and society of traditional and modern South Africa.
Author: Janice Hamilton
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Category: Best books
unser Leben im Krüger Nationalpark
Author: Kobie Krüger
Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.
Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten
Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence
Publisher: MVG Verlag
Author: John M. O'Loughlin,Francis Emmett Fitzgerald
Category: Catholic libraries
Category: Children's libraries
Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.
Mein Leben unter Elefanten
Author: Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Category: Wildlife conservation
Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint African/Western approach to conservation with the goal of returning control to the African nations.
Conservation Without Illusion
Author: Jonathan S. Adams,Thomas O. McShane
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Eckhard Grimmberger,Klaus Rudloff
Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.
Author: David Fick
Publisher: Real African Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
This volume is aimed at people traveling in South Africa with children. It provides 'windows' into themes such as history, geology, outdoor adventures, family entertainment and spiritual places.
Author: Philip Harrison,Sue Heese
Publisher: New Africa Books