Tag: South Africa

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”

An African Spoonbill posing

When seeing an animal for the first time, I always make a point of hanging around. It is fun to observe the behaviours of the animal and see how they interact in their surroundings. I made my way to Rondevlei Nature Reserve in Cape… Continue Reading “An African Spoonbill posing”

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”

A couple of firsts

Ticking off new sightings on my list always gets me excited. Spending some time at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden provided the opportunity to get these sightings. I quickly made my way up the relatively steep slope to ensure that I’d be away from any… Continue Reading “A couple of firsts”

A splash of colour

There are few things that draw your attention more than vibrant colours. I spent the last Saturday of February 2016 at the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. I went with one goal in mind and the goal was achieved. This… Continue Reading “A splash of colour”

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

After spending a lot of time around wetland areas, I decided to head out for a different photo-shoot. Tyberberg Nature Reserve is just around the corner from my house and I’ve delayed visiting this reserve for quite some time. There are many hiking trails… Continue Reading “Tygerberg Nature Reserve”

Stony Point Penguin Colony

On a recent trip to Betty’s Bay I made a quick stop at Stony Point Penguin Colony. This reserve used to be a whaling station until it ended its operations around 1930. The African (Jackass) Penguins settled here and decided to start nesting. Now… Continue Reading “Stony Point Penguin Colony”

Koeberg Nature Reserve

Most Capetonians know about Koeberg  nuclear power plant on the west coast. Few know about the wonderful nature reserve that the plant hosts. The Koeberg Nature Reserve caters well for cyclists and hikers. I decided to try out the approximately 25km mountain bike trail.… Continue Reading “Koeberg Nature Reserve”