Australia Apr’24

Australia Apr’24

Like so many South Africans, we find ourselves having to travel overseas to visit our children and families. Our second son, David, together with family, emigrated to Australia at the beginning of this year. So, allowing them time to find…

Etosha – Part 3

Etosha – Part 3

Namutomi Sunday, 14th         The road between Halali and Namutoni improves as we move eastward and sometimes it runs along the very edge of the pan. It is apparent how much more rain this eastern section of the…

Etosha – Part 2

Etosha – Part 2

Halali Camp I omitted in Part 1 to mention the fellow tourists at Etosha. They were almost all Europeans with very few locals about. And the way they tour is to hire a camper bakkie with a tent on the…

Etosha – Part 1

Etosha – Part 1

Cape – Okaukuejo To find someone compatible to enjoy bird photography with, is mighty difficult. I am therefore most fortunate to have as a brother-in-law, Steven, Renette’s brother. Some of you  may remember that a year ago we visited Kgalagadi…

Zambezi River 2023

Zambezi River 2023

26th October       I have a very good friend here in Somerset West who I have known now for about 30 years. Chris Denny is the most generous person that I have ever met and out of the blue…

England Sept’2023

England Sept’2023

Again, those Kruger fans for whom our recent UK trip holds no interest, please move on. Now that our third son, Gareth, is permanently living in England, we have organised ten year UK visas for ourselves. Which literally means that…

Lower Sabie 22nd August and Finale

Lower Sabie 22nd August and Finale

Tuesday, 22nd August            This is our last afternoon and again we choose to go out to the Muntshe area along the H10. On the river bridge we are told that there are Wild Dogs nearby…

Lower Sabie 20-22nd August

Lower Sabie 20-22nd August

Sunday, 20th     Today is warm at 32°C and one can really feel the changeover of the seasons. We go out at 4pm and quietly go up the Sabie H4-1 road. Something is always on the go along this road.…

Lower Sabie 19-20th August

Lower Sabie 19-20th August

Saturday, 19th          After yesterday’s drama I suppose that we cannot expect much but with hawk-eyed David and Warren aboard, anything can happen. We take off at 6am on a dark, overcast morning and head straight down…

Lower Sabie 16-18th August

Lower Sabie 16-18th August

Wednesday, 16th       For our afternoon drive we head north up the H10 Tshokwane road to Muntshe Mountain. The road skirts the western slopes of the mountain and with the Mnondozi stream on the left, this route is both…

Lower Sabie 14-16th August

Lower Sabie 14-16th August

Monday, 14th August   Afternoon          With the temperature rising to 32C today, we head for Mlondozi Dam at 4pm. Approaching our destination we come across this handsome Black Shouldered Kite. We enjoy our coffee at this lovely spot perched on a…

Lower Sabie 10-12th August

Lower Sabie 10-12th August

Thursday, 10th        A light south wind has brought up some cloud but no rain. A good Skukuza/Lower Sabie tactic is to travel the wonderful H4-1 Sabie river road early in the morning before the traffic builds up. …

Lower Sabie 7 – 9th August

Lower Sabie 7 – 9th August

The erratic Lower Sabie Internet has really been a problem. I find that at 3am this morning it is finally working for the first time in days. So here goes. Monday, 7th August     This morning  begins badly as I discover…

Lower Sabie 2 – 6th August

Lower Sabie 2 – 6th August

Wednesday, 2nd    Today we move back into our caravan after twelve pleasant days in chalets. We clear our Skukuza hut early and travel steadily down the Sabie H4-1 road reaching Lower Sabie by 9am. After settling in, this afternoon…

Skukuza

Skukuza

Sunday, 30th July.     Although we are going to miss Satara, we look  forward too to Skukuza with its very strong attractions. We travel rapidly southward stopping only at Tshokwane. But the food queue is so long that we push…

Satara

Satara

Wednesday, 26th July            After lunch at the excellent Cattle Baron restaurant, we book into our hut and catch our breath. It is good to be back at Satara again which although large, lacks the hustle…

Shingwedzi Part 2

Shingwedzi Part 2

Shingwedzi Restcamp has a lovely feel to it. It is spacious with mostly mopane and palm trees scattered about whilst Impala lilies and aloes give colour to the camp. One of the attractions of camping is meeting up with like-minded…

Shingwedzi

Shingwedzi

Friday, 21st July      It is raining lightly and windy as we lock up and prepare the caravan for Werner and Noleen who will arrive later today. Shingwedzi in the far north of the Park and is 275Km distant…

Lower Sabie

Lower Sabie

Lower Sabie, Tuesday, 18th July How wonderful to be back in the Park after such a long absence. As we travel towards Lower Sabie the effects of the wet summer is everywhere apparent. The grass cover is thick although now…