Tag: Nature Reserve

Little Bee-eaters Everywhere

It seems quite odd that once you take notice of something, one tends to see it everywhere. This is currently the case for me. Over the past few weeks I have most certainly noticed a splash of green and yellow around every corner. With… Continue Reading “Little Bee-eaters Everywhere”

The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo

There is no doubt that lions are extremely powerful predators. Sometimes it might be hard to fathom just how strong and efficient these animals might be. I recently had an encounter of a lifetime with a resident lion pride. The Othawa lions and the… Continue Reading “The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

​At my doorstep

In the bush anything is possible. This could not be further from the truth as I witnessed something incredible at my doorstep. What started out as a normal day in the bush would most certainly not end as a normal day in the bush.… Continue Reading “​At my doorstep”

Well spotted

Dull grey and brown hues dominate the bush as it nears the end of the dry season. This in turn provides the perfect camouflage for animals in their natural environment. I treat every day in the bush as a new day and wonder what… Continue Reading “Well spotted”

Go Birding

“Could you please show us some birds” is not a phrase I hear too often when heading out with guests on safari. With a country as diverse as South Africa, shouldn’t a day out in nature include a little more than the request to… Continue Reading “Go Birding”

Hopefully another hooked lip

One thing that has always boggled my mind is how far some people wish to drive while on safari. Sometimes there’s enough to be seen in the immediate vicinity around the lodge/camp. After one very entertaining morning game drive it was time to head… Continue Reading “Hopefully another hooked lip”

Not just another Egyptian Goose

There are many species that we have become so accustomed to, that we often take their beauty for granted. One such species for me is the Egyptian Goose. On a recent visit to Intaka Island, I saw yet another pair of Egyptian Geese moving… Continue Reading “Not just another Egyptian Goose”

Picturesque Postberg

There’s a reason why people make such a fuss about the flower season on the west coast. It is one of the highlights to see around Cape Town in the spring time. I spent a day in the Postberg Flower Reserve within the West… Continue Reading “Picturesque Postberg”

Malachite Mating Dance

It has been a long while since the Malachite Kingfishers have made a consistent appearance at Intaka Island. This may be due to the fact that the larger Pied Kingfishers are nesting where the Malachite’s nested the previous season. I made a turn at… Continue Reading “Malachite Mating Dance”