Decks in South Africa

Looking out over the Bush at York Nature Reserve at sunrise. Elephants have been known to drink from this pool.

One of our hosts on our South Africa trip was Jean from Eva-tech. Here, he's overseeing the construction of a deck, which in South Africa are typically built with steel framing supported by posts every four feet.

While in South Africa, we visited York Nature Reserve, which is part of Balule Nature Reserve and adjacent to Kruger National Park. Fences have been removed from the park, except for around private camps and this ranger station.

Eva-Tech decking ( is used extensively in this safari camp.

This is a closeup view of Eva-Tech's composite decking. The color is called Madagascar Rosewood.

This is the deck on the main lodge at York Nature Reserve. It is elevated approximately 16 feet.

One of the highlights of our trip was a motor tour of the nature reserve. This beautiful female was busy eating, but took a moment to check us out.

Mother and baby were unconcerned and slightly curious.

Here are two male cheetahs resting in the shade.

Vervet monkeys roamed the camp freely.

This vervet sneaked in and stole a bun.

One of the sad sights on our trip was this row of de-horned rhino skulls.

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