The Southern Birds

It’s winter again and every year at that time the night sky clears up and lets us admire its wonders. So put the kettle on, take your scarf, beanie and gloves, stretch your neck, and let’s brave the cold night …

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I see a green apple and yet all ravens are not black

Early in the morning, we often offer green apples together with coffee before the game drive. I see them all piled up on their plate. We also have pied crows around the reserve, we can often see them perching on …

Winter comes knocking at the door

Rain is falling on Thanda on this day in mid-April, and it is most likely the last rain we see before the end of the year. But it is not the sudden and violent downpour together with the rumbling thunder …

The Uggla 5

Since tourism popularised the Big 5, everyone started making their own list of five special animals to see, or maybe rather keep looking for, in the bush. If there is a Big 5, there must be a Small 5, and …

Looking Forward

South Africans are, by necessity, incredibly resilient and eternal optimists. Notwithstanding high unemployment, rising food and fuel prices, corruption, and decaying infrastructure, not to mention Covid, we wake up each and every day ready to tackle whatever the world throws …

What do they Really See?

Before every game drive you will hear me tell you that we are safe in an open vehicle because animals don’t really see us as people in a car, but only see one unit, and that’s why it is important …

On Safari

There is nothing quite like being on a Safari

There is nothing quite like going on safari. Enjoy an African safari in KwaZulu-Natal, with early morning wake-up calls followed by coffee and rusks before jumping aboard the game vehicle …

The Olympic Games

It really is an incredible time to watch sport at the moment – over the past few weeks we have been privileged to be able to watch, among others, Wimbledon, The Open, Tour de France, The Euros, the British and …

Lions v Springboks

The British and Irish Lions tour has officially got underway. The team is comprised of players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with tours occurring every four years and rotating between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in order. It …

Birdwatching

Birdwatching – Experience the KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

We have been watching birds and sharing them with others for many years so we know just what it takes to make the perfect birdwatching experience. Birdwatching must be one of the …

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