Tag: Kruger National Park

The last laugh

It’s no laughing matter when you find yourself in the clutches of one of nature’s wisest predators. I see many guests out on safari and a lot of them dream about witnessing a kill. I was lucky enough to witness such an occasion. Spending… Continue Reading “The last laugh”

Nandzana Leopard

Whilst thoroughly enjoying the bush life and all the spectacular events that have taken place, there was still one animal that has evaded me each time I head off into the bush. I’ve seen a couple of tracks, heard calls outside my room and… Continue Reading “Nandzana Leopard”

The Separation

Breaking the news that there’s a male lion in the area often creates pandemonium in a game reserve. To me it is almost more interesting watching the people’s various reactions and responses to the sighting than the sighting itself. I had spent a morning… Continue Reading “The Separation”

My first Lion kill

Seeing the “King Of The Jungle” is such a thrilling feeling. On my first trip to Kruger I was lucky enough to see five different sightings of this magnificent beast. After a very uneventful morning drive, my friend and I drove back to our… Continue Reading “My first Lion kill”

Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish

Crossing bridges in the Kruger usually provides some form of entertainment. The bridge at Lower Sabie did just that. This was the first time that I had seen one of these critically endangered storks. They are probably the most elegant of all the storks… Continue Reading “Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish”

The Hippo, The Lions and the School Bus

A rainy day in Kruger can prove to be just as eventful as any other day in the park. My friend and I had the most bizarre experience on one such rainy day. We were travelling on the H4-1 road from Lower Sabie back… Continue Reading “The Hippo, The Lions and the School Bus”

Always look up

One of the most iconic sounds of Africa must be the call of the African Fish Eagle. Whether it is early morning, during the afternoon or approaching sunset, the call of this majestic bird will make you feel part of the bush. One of… Continue Reading “Always look up”

A big boy

The size of elephants is often underestimated. Spending a few moments with a big boy in Kruger National Park made me realise just how enormous they really are. My friend and I were travelling down the H3 past the Afsaal area. We approached a… Continue Reading “A big boy”

An old soul

There are those days in Kruger when you can just end up driving for kilometres on end without seeing any animals. My friend, Anthony, and I had one of those drives on a rainy morning in Kruger National Park. To make it worse, it… Continue Reading “An old soul”

Black & White

With all the controversy around the Rhino poaching situation in South Africa, I was very surprised at the amount of Rhino sightings on my first ever four day trip to Kruger National Park. While planning the trip I did not even expect to see… Continue Reading “Black & White”