Commotion at the Klaserie

The Klaserie River is low now due to low rainfall and that enables us to view the hippos nicely. This afternoon we got them sleeping on the sandbank just out side the water. While watching the hippos, we saw a Pied Kingfisher trying to get his last fish before the sun...

Relaxing and fulfilling

It was a very beautiful day when we started our afternoon game drive. I had shown my guests the infamous “big five”; hence some drives are just magic. We were going to find whatever would come our way. We did our general game and we were lucky to find a few...

A night full of surprises

It all started one afternoon at 4:00pm in our search for elephants. On our way to the area, we came across a herd of buffalo at one of the watering holes having a refreshing afternoon drink to get ready for the night ahead. After viewing them for a good 20 minutes, we...

Not for the faint of hearted

Today was one of those typical days that reminded me of just how lucky I am to be doing one of the most rewarding and exciting jobs in the world! My office has a different setup day after day and where most would complain about being stuck in the early morning in rush...
New little ones

New little ones

I set out on my afternoon game drive with the intention of looking for a leopard. But not just any leopard, but one with two cubs. She had had a kill earlier in the day so my tracker and I thought that she would still be there in the afternoon. So we went straight to...
Misunderstood

Misunderstood

Most of us have a misconception about hyena – dirty, stinky thieves that only steal and scavenge for food. One morning they showed my guests and me what they are really made of. Hyenas are generally nocturnal and very cautious animals, not easy to find and when they...