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Pilanesberg National Park – a Bird Lovers Paradise

When one thinks about National Parks, the first subjects that typically come to mind are Big Cats. Frantically chasing around for these cats is an easy trap for people to fall into, myself included from […]

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Cape Vulture Deck at Potberg

Potberg Mountain of De Hoop Nature Reserve plays a critical role in the survival of the Cape Griffon Vulture. I recently visited the Vulture Deck that has uninterupted views of the colony and nests situated […]

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Mongoose Eats Hare

During a recent visit to De Hoop Nature Reserve we witnessed something unexpected, a yellow mongoose eating a hare! De Hoop Nature Reserve De Hoop Nature Reserve lies in the Overberg Region of Western Cape and […]

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Malachite Kingfisher

Photographing Malachite Kingfishers  I spent the past few weekends photographing Malachite Kingfishers, their colours never cease to amaze me!  I am fortunate that a breeding pair and 3 juveniles (babies) have made my local wetland, Intaka Island, their home. There are a few hides […]

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Predator Watch – Lion

Just returned home from an amazing safari in Pilanesberg National Park and would like to share a lion encounter with you. Why are Lions called King of the Jungle ? As you sit reading this you might forget […]

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Predator Watch – Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle

Favourite Eagle ? I have always thought the African Fish Eagle was my favourite, this changed thanks to an unforgettable experience. My wife and I got to spend time with 3 Verreaux’s (Black) Eagles out in […]

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Predator Watch – Brown Hyena

Trip Information Just back from an amazing trip to the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park in North West Province of South Africa. As usual, the main subject was Leopard but boy were we treated to some other amazing […]

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Searching for Apex (Bird) Predators

Which bird would be your favourite Apex Predator if you had to choose ? There is no doubt that it would be difficult for me to choose just one, but any type of Eagle I guess would […]

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Chasing Waterfalls – Harold Porter National Garden

In dealing with the stress of #DayZero in Cape Town we all can breathe slightly easier now that the rain has returned to the parched land of the Western Cape and to celebrate this I decided to make […]

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Quiver Tree Forest – Nieuwoudtville

The town of Nieuwoudtville, with it’s reputation of being the bulb capital of the world, was established in 1897 and lies on the Bokkeveld Escarpment in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa – prior […]

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