The Big Guys…

Despite the horrendous levels of poaching in Africa there are still many Elephants to be seen as you journey through Kruger park – and we saw lots! Our first encounter was with a herd that were digging away in a dry river bed, looking for the hidden water below the surface. The herd had several…

Addo Elephant Park

Whilst staying at Port Elizabeth we took the opportunity to visit Addo Elephant Park for a day. After spending time in Kruger NP we were not sure what to expect but it was certainly worth the visit. The scenery is very different to Kruger with much thick bush around the southern entrance. Once we arrived…

Elephant Jam

At last, the sun is back and the animals are stirring again. Headed north out of Mopani towards Shingwedzi but not intending to go that far north. We passed several water holes and pans but there was little movement around them. We saw a Saddle Billed Stork plus an unidentified Stork – doesn’t look like…

Letaba Wildlife

Very quiet overnight, just the one Lion roar and no Hyena calls but the river running below keeps up a permanent backdrop of cascading water. The day started off windy and overcast but fairly warm so we took a short drive north towards Letaba camp but saw nothing of any great interest other than two…

Late Night Leopard

We set off at 6:00am to Nsemani dam where three Lions had been reported feasting on the night’s catch. They were gone by the time we arrived but we did witness a herd of Buffalo, Hippopotamus and a couple of ‘Ellies’ in the vicinity. A bird of prey was seen hovering over the savannah but…

A Touch Too Close

Again an early, 6:00am, start to the day to get to Lake Panic before the rush hour. On the way down we spotted three Hyenas sleeping at the roadside, what looked to be a mother and two youngsters, they dozed around, stirring only briefly. Lake Panic was its usual self with all the usual suspects…

Big 5 Done – Now What !

An early start to the day, 6:15 to be precise, and we were off to Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie – again! The day started off OK with lots of Hippos, Crocs and water birds such as Grey Herons, Yellow Billed Storks, Plovers, etc… Across the dam I saw a larger animal on the move and…