This May Look Like An Ordinary Mountain, But When You Look Closer It’s Anything But‏

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Rising above the savannah to a height of 5,640 feet, Hanglip Mountain in northeastern South Africa has an extraordinary reputation to match its uncommon natural beauty. No longer just a prominent local landmark, the distinctive, loaf-shaped mount has become a hot destination for adventurous sportspeople and well-heeled international travelers. And you’ll never guess why…

Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Located some 300 miles north of Johannesburg, the mountain overlooks the rambling grounds of the privately owned Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province. The reserve encompasses 85 square miles of African bush and its name means “Place of the Mountain.”

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Image: Legend Hospitality

As you might expect, the region is a wildlife photographer’s dream. Elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, leopards and cheetahs are among its resident fauna. As such, the reserve is a popular place for safari trips… but safaris aren’t the reason that Hanglip Mountain has become internationally famous.

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