It is lovely to see lions and I adore elephants, but the animals that really define Africa for me are the zebra and the giraffe. Whenever I see them it always brings home to me that I am actually living in Africa, in the Greater Kruger and am living in a wildlife documentary!
Giraffes regularly pass by the house, we see them from the front garden as they browse in the spruit (dry riverbed) and on the koppie. And I see them from the kitchen window as they pass through the open area to and from our dam.
We are also lucky enough to regularly see them ‘necking’ or fighting. This can be quite fierce, and even in some cases lead to the death of one of the combatants, but what we mainly see are just tussles to see who will get the girl!