en Route to Kruger 2023Winter 2023

en Route to Kruger 2023

With a series of cold fronts ready to sweep over the Cape, on 10th June 2023 we make a timely…

England September 2022Kruger June 2022

England September 2022

This is not quite how I thought that this blog would operate. In the past this has been for the…

Cape Flowers 2022Kruger June 2022

Cape Flowers 2022

Of course August and September are flower months in the Cape. Having never witnessed this spectacle before, we seize on…

The Little Birds of Kruger (1)Kruger June 2022

The Little Birds of Kruger (1)

I continue to draw off my library of photographs. Waxbills, Buntings, Pytillias, Twinspots, Finches and Mannikins Often when driving along…

The Owls of KrugerJuly 2022

The Owls of Kruger

The pull of Kruger is too great and as I sit down in Somerset West beset by the blustery Cape…

Karoo NationalKruger June 2022

Karoo National

Friday, 24th June A lovely stopover on our way back to the Cape Is Karoo National Park, just outside Beaufort…

Skukuza 16-21st JuneKruger June 2022

Skukuza 16-21st June

Wednesday, 15th We pack up at sunrise after some lovely days spent at the laidback Satara campsite. There is plenty…

Satara 14th JuneKruger June 2022

Satara 14th June

Tuesday, 14th Our plans have changed a little for two reasons. Firstly, my recently repaired photographic computer has packed up…

Satara 11-13th JuneKruger June 2022

Satara 11-13th June

Saturday, 11th With still a light drift from the south and some cloud about, we head for Sweni S126. There…

Satara 9-10th JuneKruger June 2022

Satara 9-10th June

Thursday. 9th With Renette much improved and after five delightful days spent with David (2nd son), Steph and grandchildren, the…

Satara 1-2nd JuneKruger June 2022

Satara 1-2nd June

Wednesday, 1st The weather has settled now and the glorious Lowveld days follow one after the other. A bright start…

Satara 28-31st MayKruger May 2022

Satara 28-31st May

Saturday, 28th We always enjoy Skukuza even though this was a stuttering effort. Rain and Nelspruit interrupted the flow but…

Skukuza 24-27thKruger May 2022

Skukuza 24-27th

Highly frustrating for me is that my website support team has been unable to find the fault which is preventing…

Skukuza 21-23rd MayKruger May 2022

Skukuza 21-23rd May

To add to my problems, the settings on my computer have come back changed and you subscribers are not receiving…

Bergendal 16-20th MayKruger May 2022

Bergendal 16-20th May

To add to my problems, the settings on my computer have come back changed and you subscribers are not receiving…

The Cape 2021Kgalagadi Dec 2021

The Cape 2021

I am preparing to resume my blogs from Kruger but I note that this post about the Cape was never…

NW Cape 10-12th DecemberKgalagadi Dec 2021

NW Cape 10-12th December

Leaving the Hoatson farm at midday, it does not take long to reach Upington, do a quick shop, and then…

Hoatson Farm 8-10th DecemberKgalagadi Dec 2021

Hoatson Farm 8-10th December

A good friend of my eldest son, John in Somerset West, is Dave Hoatson who I have frequently met. The…

Twee Rivieren 6-8th DecemberKgalagadi Dec 2021

Twee Rivieren 6-8th December

Whereas Nossob disappointed a little, Twee Rivieren is just full of life and interest. With the temperature again soaring, we…

Nossob 2-6th DecemberKgalagadi Dec 2021

Nossob 2-6th December

Mata-Mata up the Auob River is a lovely camp but our time is limited and it is either that or…