Murky Water

Murky Water

Not too long ago, while out on a game drive,  as we drove past the bird hide one of my guests pointed to something in the distance and asked: “ Francois, what is that?” A memorable smile crossed my face and I began to remember that wonderful story… The morning started...
Romeo Versus Romeo

Romeo Versus Romeo

After a great game drive, we were heading back to the lodge for breakfast, when I saw some impala run in the distance, then stop and stare in one direction. I looked at my tracker and asked him, “Did you see that as well?” As we drove closer to investigate we came...
Drongo sidekicks

Drongo sidekicks

A bit of bushveld comedy A number of days ago while out on safari, my guests and I spent a few moments enjoying a sighting of a spectacular giraffe bull picking away the tiny tasty leaves from a very thorny Acacia-tree with his long and dexterous tongue. Beside him,...
The Dusty Dance

The Dusty Dance

A giraffe affair We often spend our guests’ final drives checking off any animals on their lists we haven’t yet found. One of my favourite animals to watch and photograph is giraffe, and recently we’ve come across a few male giraffes in the behavioural act of...