Mystical Lake Panic

Sunday saw two visits to Lake Panic, a truly wild place with a fantastic range of sights and sounds that will linger in the memory. The temperature at 6:00am was just 2.5°C, this gave a mystical appearance to the Lake with mist slowly rising above the slumbering Hippos. As the day cleared, and the sun…

Lower Sabie to Skukuza

A quiet start to the day at Sunset Dam, no great excitement this time – no Lion or Leopard to be seen! We moved camp from Lower Sabie to Skukuza and took the H4-1 tar road, but it was very quiet, not much game about. We heard that there were Lion close to Skukuza and…

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…

Berg-En-Dal to Lower Sabie

 We left Berg-En-Dal camp and travelled along some tar but mainly dirt roads towards Lower Sabie camp, where we would spend the next two nights. We spotted our first Nyala along this route, we missed out them altogether last time. We also saw lots of Elephant, Impala, Warthog, Lilac-Breasted Roller and Fork-Tailed Drongos were everywhere…

Numbi to Berg-En-Dal Camp

On the way to Kruger we stopped off at the ‘Shangaan Cultural Village’ near Hazyview. We were met by Edward, our guide for the tour, who gathered us together by blowing on a Kudu horn! We were taken to see the Chief to get his blessing and permission to visit and take photos. Typically we…

HESC and Khamai

This morning we decided to visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) where there would be further opportunity to get close to some of the  animals that would normally be difficult to see in Kruger. The visit started  with a solemn talk on why the HESC existed and some slides showing photos of  snared animals. A…

Moholoholo

A short drive to Hoedspruit started the day off, arriving at Blue Cottages, a place of typically African character. The afternoon saw us visiting Moholoholo; a rehabilitation centre for orphaned or injured animals, our guide was to be Moses, a colourful and enthusiastic leader. The visit took around 2 hours and was full of interesting…