St Lucia – iSimangaliso Wetland Park 

We arrived in St Lucia on a rather overcast, drizzly afternoon so Iwas holding thumbs that this wouldn’t be the norm for the weekend. After checking into our accommodation and having some lunch we headed out in search of the St Lucia birds, My folks would probably have preferred to just relax for a bit […]

Cape Town – Umhlanga 

Leaving Cape Town on a miserable, very rainy Sunday morning we headed out on a coast road which should have been a spectacular drive, but alas all we saw were clouds! We stayed over at the Bontebok National Park near Swellendam in the Western Cape and even there it was raining so we really didn’t […]

Kruger in Autumn

Having just returned from our last little Kruger Park trip, I’m already missing the bush and can’t wait to go back! Let the count down to July?/August begin! I went to Kruger this time hoping to see a few rarities that have been reported there lately, namely; Lesser Jacana, Sooty Falcon, Caspian Tern and Mountain […]


Spent last weekends long weekend at Pilanesberg National Park.  We camped at Manyane campsite and as usual the early mornings were filled with a beautiful dawn chorus. I really need to dedicate a morning to just staying in camp next time instead of rushing into the park every time. The past few times I have […]