Scenic South African sunsets
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Each week we showcase some of the images from this group on our blog. This week, we're celebrating beautiful South African sunsets.
We begin our journey (below) in the Kruger National Park, one of the country's largest game reserves, where a Burchell's zebra enjoys the setting sun. The Kruger was established in 1898 and is home to a wide range of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and trees.
Mpumalanga province, on the eastern side of the country, means 'place where the sun rises' – but it's also great for sunsets.
Next we move into the colourful and diverse province of Gauteng, where we see the sun setting over the Johannesburg skyline. Johannesburg, or 'Jo'burg' to locals, is South Africa's largest city.
A beautiful sunset taken in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. KwaZulu-Natal is home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites – iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park.
Next up is a sunset captured in the Augrabies Falls National Park, situated on South Africa's longest river, the Orange River, and in South Africa's largest province, the sparsely populated Northern Cape. The indigenous Khoi people aptly named this place 'Aukoerebis' or 'place of great noise', named for the thundering falls.
Another beautiful sunset in the Northern Cape...
The Karoo, which makes up a large part of South Africa's dry interior, is also famous for spectacular sunsets.
We move into the Western Cape's Garden Route. This picture was taken near the popular tourist town of Knysna.
Our journey through South Africa's sunsets ends in the Eastern Cape province, birthplace to many famous South Africans, including former president Nelson Mandela, business leader Allan Gray, and Black Consciousness activist Steve Biko. This particular picture was taken in Amsterdamhoek. The Eastern Cape offers great experiences, ranging from a relaxed beach vacation to a more adventurous bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge.
Do you have some pictures of your South African experiences? We'd love you to share your pictures with our Love South Africa Flickr group.