Kodachrome by Volkmar Wentzel.
From “Swaziland Tries Independence,” National Geographic, August, 1969.
Statue-still, senses straining, an impala scans for danger in the Mlilwane Game Sanctuary. Once a verdant land teeming with game, Swaziland saw overgrazing denude its grasslands and hunters slaughter its game for meat and hides until many species vanished.
In 1961 Terence Reilly, son of a former tin miner, began collecting and protecting animals on the site of the family’s exhausted mine. Five years ago [circa 1964] he formally opened to the public a 1,100-acre tract — Swaziland’s first park. Today Mlilwane shelters growing populations of giraffes, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, zebras, and antelopes, many brought by Mr. Reilly from other African preserves.
The word impala entered English dictionaries from the antelope’s name in Siswati, the Swazis’ melodious tongue.
See Mlilwane’s website for visiting info.