A series of Native American groups inhabited the area from as early as 7000 BC, most recently the Timbisha around 1000 AD who migrated between winter camps in the valleys and summer grounds in the mountains.
A group of European-Americans that became stuck in the valley in 1849 while looking for a shortcut to the gold fields of California gave the valley its name, even though only one of their group died there.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
Botha is survived by his wife Carika and their five children, all who live in Tzaneen, South Africa.
Carika is expected to make the trip to Zimbabwe in the next few days to identify her husband's body and then bring him home.
Many, however, argued that that populating an American adaptation of the series with white actors ignores the fact that there are Asian American actors who could have been cast.
People arguing that the whitewashing in #Death Note is okay because "it's for an American audience." So do Japanese-Americans not exist?
They quickly began to shoot, according to News 24, spooking the animals and causing the elephants to charge at the hunters.
One of the elephants is then said to have picked up Botha with its trunk.
Death Valley National Park is a national park in the United States.
Straddling the border of California and Nevada, located east of the Sierra Nevada, it occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States.
It follows a high school student who finds a notebook, "Death Note," which has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it.
The student, whose name in the original source material is Light Yagami, uses it to wield his own brand of vigilante justice, killing off criminals.
Botha was a highly regarded houndsman, and frequently led leopard and lion hunting safaris with his pack of dogs for his company Game Hounds Safaris.