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South African place names with Khoi origins.

You //#!name it! South African place names with Khoi origins. Ann Gadd discovers some common place names that are Khoi in origin and reveals their meanings.  Photos and words: Ann Gadd ann@anngadd.co.za South African place names with Khoi origins. I just love South Africa! Where else in the world would you find names like Tannies, […]

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Turtle Rescue

Ann Gadd sticks her neck out and heads to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Here she finds out more about the Turtle Rescue Program and meets an extraordinary young woman. I’m lying flat-out on a small deck above a huge water tank, camera poised, watching something amazing happening. Beneath me are Talitha Noble and Sandy. Talitha […]

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Back from the Burn

Driving back from AfrikaBurn through the Skitterykloof, Katbakkies, Gydo, and R303 passes Image Ann Gadd Back from the Burn (AfrikaBurn) The red dust hangs heavy in the Tankwa air. Long after each car has passed there’s a telling suspended trail. It’s everywhere – in the car seats, hair, throat, camera bag, and a fine film […]

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Have the Great Whites Gone?

Have the Great Whites Gone? I investigate the disappearance of the great white sharks from False Bay and along the coast. Adapted from the article that appeared in Country Life magazine. Words: Ann Gadd Photos: Ann Gadd, Dr Sara Andreotti, Elsa Hoffman and Shark Spotters Have the Great Whites Gone? Years ago, my gran aged […]

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Africa Exposed – painting

Ann Gadd – Africa Exposed – painting Africa Exposed – painting. During COVID lockdown I wanted to make the gift of time count. I decided to do what I’d been wanting to do for some time—explore a new art direction. With little interference from the outside world, it seemed an ideal time—a gift really. I […]

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Diamonds and Dust –

Port Nolloth revisited Diamonds and Dust: Ann Gadd takes a walk on the wild side to Port Nolloth and McDougall’s Bay to discover the best of the west First published in Country Life magazine as Get Jolly in Port Nolly Photos and words: Ann Gadd Diamonds and Dust: The rich orange of the earth alters […]

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Sylvester the Badgering Badger

Sylvester the Badgering Badger: From an article in Country Life magazine Photos and Words: Ann Gadd. Badger images: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve Ann Gadd badgers veterinarian and urban wildlife specialist Dr Dorothy Breed to find out more about honey badgers, and in particular, the one that took itself on a seaside holiday to Melkbos. Something strange […]

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Elephants on Parade

Elephants on Parade: Ann Gadd ventures into Botswana to find out what the state of the elephant population really is and to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. From Country Life Magazine Photos, illustrations and words: Ann Gadd Elephants on Parade He lumbered down the dusty road towards us. A large, lone, […]

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The Burn for Beginners

The Burn for Beginners: From the Country Life magazine article by Ann Gadd The Burn for Beginners. Artists Ann and Anthony Gadd, head into Tankwa Town, in the Karoo – home of AfrikaBurn, to experience first-hand what actually happens there. Words and photographs: Ann Gadd The Burn for Beginners: I’m driving north on the longest […]