My native guide tapped me on the shoulder with his panga. “Look, Massah, and approach slowly.”
A single young plate had broken away from the Manzini herd and was grazing in the beach car park outside Plettenberg Bay, ZA, only yesterday, March 24th.
Steadily, I raised my Lumix to my good eye and took a good long focus on the strange sight – the first of the species I had seen. Click – click – click – and the item was permanently recorded in my digital archive, ready to exhibit to you chaps once it had been skinned and stuffed.
Clearly the plate-makers in ZA were involved in the design of the first Swazi plate change for many years! These are an exact replica of the current ZA provincial plates.
Thank goodness for the preservative power of film!