Tag Archives: Cheetah

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre has featured in some of my previous posts. This is an update to spread the word about it’s name change to The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, which has taken place in honour of Ann, who’s dedicated over 40 years of her life to this precious cause, and still works full-time at the centre.

Close to Johannesburg, it’s a stunning venue to visit, for phenomenal tours or a getaway to a fabulous lodge. You can learn an immense amount about a variety of creatures, including endangered cheetah and wild dogs, as well as witness a high-speed cheetah run – not to be missed!

For more information, or to book a tour, visit www.dewildt.co.za.

Here’s a photo that Dave took of a cheetah family at the Masai Mara in Kenya – especially for those who may never have met these amazing cats 🙂


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Synchronicity

Through a sequence of synchronicity, Dave and I are delighted to be joining Hills of Africa on their phenomenal “Soul Safari” in South Africa next month, as the official photographers. This is a 9-day internal and external journey with celebrated … Continue reading

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Observation

Observation → Opportunity

CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT - Masai Mara, Kenya
CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT – Masai Mara, Kenya

Taking time to observe often brings rewards far exceeding expectation.

Quotes to consider:

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To him that watches, everything is revealed.” – Italian Proverb
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Thank you, SA Venues!

Sincere thanks to SA Venues for featuring Dave’s cheetah pic on their beautiful blog today at http://www.blog.sa-venues.com. Whether you’re South African or not, have a browse of their blog for some of the best that SA has to offer…it’s worth … Continue reading

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Restlessness

Restlessness is rarely without reason.

CHEETAH - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa
CHEETAH – Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad

“Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.” – John Ruskin Continue reading

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Solidarity

Solidarity = Strength

CHEETAH PAIR - Masai Mara, Kenya
CHEETAH PAIR – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch

“I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.” – Voltaire

“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself.” – Lao Tzu Continue reading

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Position

The top of the pile can be a precarious place.

SLIP-SLIDING AWAY - Masai Mara, Kenya
SLIP-SLIDING AWAY – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon

“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius

“Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.” – François de la Rochefoucauld Continue reading

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