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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Canadians visiting South Africa vaccination Canadians visiitng South Af- rica are required to be in pos- session ot a valid jiassport and a certificate of vaccination against smallpox. No ciitty is Jovicd en items re- quired (or personal use, includ- ing a 26-onncc bottle of spirits, the same amount of wine, 400 cigarettes, cigars am! a half- pound of tobacco, anci there arc no restrictions on Ihc amount of money you iiiay take into the country except that no more than 50 rands {the local currency) may Ije taken iii or out. The rand (RI) is worth about Canadian and contains 100 cents. Coins in circulation arc the silver rand, and 29-, 10-, five-, two-, one- and balf- cent pieces. Banknotes are in denominations of Rl, R2, R5, RIO and H20 bills. To quickly calculate the Canadian equiva- lent of anything priced in a menu, in a bar, mul- tiply 1 1-3. English and Afrikaans {which developed out of 17th century Dutch) are Ibe official lan- guages. The majority of tiie white population is bilingual mid, in the urban centers es- pecially, most of the Bantu (de- scendants of equatorial Africans who were moving south at about the item the first white settlers arrived at Hie Cape) understand both languages. The climate is temperate and generally sunny (he year round, with relatively low humidity on the whole (the east coast is the exception Seasons a reversed (South Africa's in the southern hemisphere) hence Christmas falls in mid-summer and July is mid-winter. Aver- age daytime temperature runs from around the 50s in winter inlo (.he 70s in summer. There is greater variation between ex- treme highs and lows, of course, although nothing like as much as hi Canada. The difference between the highest and lowest fcmptratures ever recorded in Cape Town, tor example, is 75 degrees and for Johannesburg 74. By comparison, the range for Halifax is 120, for Montreal 126, for Toronto 131 and for Winni- peg 102. Even in Vancouver, which Canadians think of as a climatically balmy city, I h e range between highest and low- est ever recorded is 'JO. Do not forget your camera when packing for a trip to South Africa. The scenery, ani- mals, cities and variety ol people, coupled with the abun- dance of bright sunshine, open up all kinds of new picture possibilities. And the price of film and cost of processing are about the same as in most parts of Canada, although higher Dior the discount prices usual ly available in the larger Cana> dian cities. The South African Tourist Corporation at 2 St. Clair Ave- nue West, Toronto, has a supplj of literature relating to vari- ous aspects of travel and holi- daying in the country. It is free upon request. is different. dee of cruises NEW YORK Holland America Cruises has just com- pleted distribution ot a brochure announcing a new program called the "Supercruisetour" in wluch passengers eruise Io Europe on either tlie s. s. Rot- terdam or s.s. Nieuw Amster- dam and then liave a choice of seven different land tours, eacli lasting 12 days, to Portugal, Spain, Western Europe and North Africa before sailing back to the U.S. The first Supercruiselonr, which is 29 days long, departs on the N i e u w Amsterdam from Port Everglades Aug. 28 and returns there Sept. 26. The other, 25 days in length, is on the Rotterdam wliich rle- parts from New York on Sept. 21, reluming on Oct. 19. Re- gardless of which sailing is sel- ected, tiie same seven land tours will be available and they all begin and end in Lisbon, They are: Holiday in Portu- gal, priced from 5745 to Costa del Sol Caper, to Spanish Venture, to The Mediterranean, to Rivera Roman- tica, 5985 Io Capital Swing, to and European One of the two Spanish Ven- ture tour.s offered, for example, departs from New York on Ihe Rotterdam Sept. 2-1 and arrive. in Lisbon on Oct. 1. Upon ar- rival there passengers w i 1" have a full day to explore the city. The next day they deparl from Lisbon on a motorcoach for Salamanca and spend the day there. From Salamanca (bey drive to Madrid with a stop at Avila on the way Then two days are spent in Madrid. Participants next tra Let A.M.A. World Travel Look After All The Details At No Service Charge To You! We Book All Airline Flights In North America and Overseas! STEAMSHIP (Atlantic and Pacific) Tours Q Cruises Car Rental European Rail "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL is appointed Agent for a MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS. "for the Best In Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. IETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! open Monday Ihru Salurday 9 a.m. Io at Rear of Building vel from Madrid to visit Gren ana fld and from there go to Tor Scene, to rcmoh'nos where they wil' two days to enjoy Ihe city's beaches and night life From Torremolinos a trip is made to Seville and then pas sengers return to Lisbon where Ihey will have two nights and a day to enjoy the city before boarding the Rotterdam again The vessel then returns to New York on Oct. IB. The all-inclusive tour price includes the round-trip cruise plus whichever 12-day tour i; selected, all meals on board transfers, sightseeing, experi enccd tour guides, either First Class or Tourist Class hotels Continental breakfast and din- ner on the tours, motorcoach, ferry or Tourist Class air trans- portation. BEA again flying to Marseilles British European Airways has restarted operations be- tween London and Marseilles after an absence from the route for 23 years. Flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat- urdays, Norman Barrett, BEA's manager in Canada said, noting that loday's 95-minute Trident flight is a big contrast io the last BEA operations to the French port. Tlie airline began operations to Marseille in July 19IG, when a Viking matle the return jour ney once a week. Flights were gradually in creased an! at the stage when they were discontinued in Ma> 1940, there were 13 services each week. BEA then switcha its operations to Nice. FricJoy, April 28, 1973 _ THE LETHBR10CE HERAID 9 Darwin capital Frontier'' Flying south from or north from Syilncjy, BOAC ;tops at Darwin, capital of (he Vortheni Territory, Australia's ist Darwin, a friendly cosmopol- :an lies on (he sun- drenched shores of Hit: Titnor Sea, Tourists arc assured an in- stant welcome and mi instant >eer (Darwin residents claim ;he highest consumption in the Accommodation is in .ropica] style hotels ranging :rom double per day. Darwin makes an excellent base from which to explore the Top End." The hist truly wild region in Australia. Within its mixed confines of billabongs and bushlpjid roam a myriad wildlife: buffalo, kan- garoo, Wullaby, it i n g o, croco- dile, wild pig and giant goan- nas. Rivers and estuaries teem with birds unique to Australia talking cockatoo, laugh- ing kookaburra and dancing brolga or "native companion." Irish-French ferry in 1972 DUBLIN Because of the cessation of the Normandy Fer- ries service last year there is now no direct sea ferry service j between Ireland and France. However, Irish Shipping Ltd., with a 50 per cent shareholding j lias formed a consortium with 'j io n Ferry o f Swe ci en and and Eger of Norway .0 operate a year-round service from Le Havre to Rosslare. The new service will begin operat- ing In May, 1973. All are protected but regula- tions permit Ihe occasional shooting of duck and magpie geese. A must for all who visit the "Top End" is a safari with Pe- ter Thomson on the Marrakai Plains. Cost per day all food and cirink supplied. "Black trackers11 act as guides and invariably spear a wallaby or two. But the high- light is roping a wide hull buf- falo from the speeding Land- rmrer." This is truly a "Safari Australian Bulfalo were introduced into Australia from Timor in to provide meat for a British army garrison. In the lush tropical environs of the Terri- lory they have bred in thou- sands and, after kangaroos, make up the mass population statistics of the plains. "Connair" operates scenic flights over the b 1 u e-grccn patchwork swamps "east of tho Alligator'1 and the rugged red escarpments of remote Land. Winter July-August is the best time io visit the "Top End." Bring only light tropical clothes and of course your camera. A NEW CANADIAN Latest addition to the long list of exotic animals at the Okanagan Game Farm near Penticton, B.C., is this baby giraffe, born at Jhe game farm this month. First giraffe to be born in Brilish Columbia, and only tbe second born in Canada, fhe youngster stood nearly six feet high ot birth and weighed about 75 pouncfs. It was Ihree hours old thi? picture was taken. Photo by Tom Hall any strange on B.C. i :anie PEN'TICTON, B.C. Born: to the Okanagan Game Farm in Penticton, B.C. in 197J, one hundred and ten off-spring "ncluding two litters of Siberian Tigers, cougar kittens, Nilgai antelope, zebra, mountain goats and others. Both the farm and its thousands of annual visitors ore doing well. (Since this ar- ticle was written a baby giraffe was born only Ihc second in Visitors to one of tho world's most unusual game farms bail from as many far-flung places as the animals that attract them in 1971, human visitors from Australia rubbed noses with their native Emu; Afri- cans visited with giraffes, and a tourist from Scotland rec- ognized the Highland stag. A pair of the rare African Giant Eland plus another pair of Common Eland will greet 1972 visitors. Tho fabled Texas Longliorn at Ihc early American west wilt vie with the huge-horned Ankoli cattle of East Africa for the attention of visiting cattlemen mals are relaxed quile the visiting firemen too, fined. natural without the endless pacing and neurotic movements of animals that are closely for the multiplicity of native and foreign animals seems equally fascinating to all class- es of visitors from the eminent zoologist to the wide-eyed in- fant. Visitors can tour the fascinat- ing farm during most daylight hours year round for a modest charge ranging from just over a dollar for adults to no charge for pre-schoolers. The Okanagan Game Farm was originally a means of re- locating surplus animals from Al Oeming's Game Farm near Edmonton, Alberta. Oeming, in co-operation with a group of Penticton entrepreneurs and the Okanagan Indian Band, lo- cated the farm on COO acres of s e m i-arid land overlooking beautiful Skaha Lake. This en- terprise promised to he a tre- mendous drawitig card in an area that was already attract- ing large numbers of lourists. Furthermore, they believed I Scientists from the Univer that exotic African animals not i sity of Idaho have conductci j only could live in the Canadian i on-the-spot blood tests at the outdoors, as they had in Okanagan (iame Farm; the i Edmonton, but that in the more University of Illinois has also moderate climate of the Okana- expressed interest in doing rc- gan Valley they might propa-1 search there. of tho addition to attracting vis- itors from all over the world, the Game Farm has also been beneficial to scientific and edu- cational communities of the continent. For tlie a s l two years they have conducted field tests for the University of Bvit ish Columbia Department of Zoology with a new drug for immobilizing wildlife. This will be of value to the Fish and Wild li f e Depa r t me nt s In re- stocking certain areas and in tagging specimens in order Io observe migration. In in co-operation with local Fish and Wildlife people the Game Farm captured six California Bighorn Sheep from the nearby Vaseaux Lake area They arc endeavoring to learn why the less-protected flock is increasing so slowly in less than three years these sheep have had a 100 per cent in crease in numbers in captivity Disneyland Tour June 26 July 9 par person PHONE STEVE KOCH NORTHERN BUS LINES 327-3536 80 Ip. 115 hp. 140 hp. Raise your power sights to the ultimate. Your Mercury dealer invites you to see and test run the "big wnler" outboard maxi Mercs. Fast, more tlinn that, dependable for family homing. Backed by quality only a Merc can claim the excellence of Mercury engineering. To be convinced, see your Mercury dealer. FEATMEIS fantastic. Three Feathers. Only Three Feathers blends a light four year old with a smooth mellow eight year old. Join the light brigade. PARK You; ossuronce of qualify gate. Both of these original con- cepts have proven out; the Okanagrm Game Farm is now one of the major tourist attrac- tions in British Columbia and trades animals all over the Tom Hall, a director Game Farm who retired a few years ago after a successful ca- reer in electronics, started a whole new career by taking photographs at the Game Farm -what started as a hobby with world. Kccently two tiger cubs Tom, snapping shots of the vis- were born on (he farm; one itors and animals, has now be- was promptly traded to Gene j come a full-time occupation. Holler's W i i Animal Park in j These photographs, as well as California. Al Oeining dropped his direc- torship in the project after it. was successfully launched and Ihc board of directors now com- prises residents of the Okana- gan Valley exclusively. The original plans have been ex- panded and in addition to ani- mals from Africa, India and Asia the Game Farm now has a large stock of native animals Grizzly Bear and Rattlesnakes. The success of a wildlife park demands that the animals pictures taken throughout Ihc wilds of British Columbia, have appeared in newspapers, maga- zines and educational texts all over the world. Game Farm Manager Lacey .says that future plans do not include rapid expansion. "Our objective is io give peo- ple an opportunity to sec these animals in a fairly natural he said. "Whenever it is possible we want to preserve and propagate rare and endan- gered species." With tho population explosion have large areas in which' pollution problems this roam most of the paddocks quiel park in a beautiful valley l arc measured in acres rather may he one of Hie last I than feet. As B result the anl- Ion earth to see them. 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