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An introduction to the Impossible Five.

For many people, visiting game reserves is all about ticking off the Big Five. But what about those animals you’ve got almost zero chance of seeing? Justin Fox drew up a list of South Africa’s five most elusive mammals … and set off to find the Cape mountain leopard, aardvark, pangolin, white lion and riverine rabbit. The result of his adventures is a recently published book, The Impossible Five, and Justin gives us some insights into his search in this gallery of the five elusive creatures. Click NEXT to begin.

About the author

Justin-FoxJustin Fox is a Cape Town-based travel writer, novelist, and editor. Justin was a Rhodes Scholar and holds a PhD in English from Oxford University.  He was a research fellow at the University of Cape Town after his doctorate, where he still teaches part time. Justin’s articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of award-winning publications and his short stories and poems have appeared in multiple anthologies.

Justin is the author of many travel books including Cape Town Calling, The Marginal Safari, which was nominated for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the 2012 Olive Schreiner Prize for Literature. His debut novel Whoever Fears the Sea is now available.


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