Fransje van Riel

Author and Wildlife Writer

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Fransje's Books

Every book starts as an idea; one that gradually takes shape through passion, patience, endurance and imagination. Thank you to the marvelous people who lent me their stories, Karin, Vinah and Graham. I am privileged to have been invited on your journey.

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Skukuza Rest Camp
July 4, 2022

Hyena Encounter

And then, suddenly, a dark shape emerges from the hazy early morning light. I am in the Kruger Park, freshly returned from a gorgeous stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge…
Safari Plains
June 8, 2021

Safari Plains – Part Two

It is our last day at Safari Plains; tomorrow Anne and I will be doing one last morning game drive before transferring back to Johannesburg for our flight back to…
Safari Plains
June 1, 2021

Safari Plains – Part One

It is just after 12pm when our VW combo pulls through the entrance gates of Safari Plains. Abundant recent rain showers have spread a carpet of bright green across the…
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