Tag: Nature

​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”

​Moving out

The first rain of the rainy season has arrived and the Lowveld is buzzing with new life. The air is filled with the frenzied calls of the migratory Woodlands Kingfisher and Red Chested Cuckoo. The leaves cover the trees once again and green grass… Continue Reading “​Moving out”

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”

Tuck in

Escaping economics, even in the bush, is impossible. Supply and demand will inevitably even itself out especially when lions are involved. Although waterholes support a great diversity of life forms and act as points where animals congregate, they also serve as easy pickings for… Continue Reading “Tuck in”

An easy meal

Winter is quickly approaching and life in the bush responds to the change in season. I had some quiet time one afternoon last week. A few friends and I casually sat outside soaking up the last bit of sunshine that the season had to… Continue Reading “An easy meal”

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”

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”

Marching in

Arriving at a waterhole with an elephant bull wading in the water is such a pleasure to watch. A few minutes later I thought I heard something moving in the bushes around the waterhole. Seemingly out of nowhere a herd of elephants marched in.… Continue Reading “Marching in”