Easter weekend in the Kruger National Park 

After a long drive on the N4 from Joburg through heavy rain, we finally dropped down into the Lowveld and were welcomed by blue skies and a noticeable temperature increase. We arrived at the bridge overthe Crocodile River heading to Malelane gate and instantly I took in a deep breath because this is the place […]

The lastest day trips into nature… 

Well it has definitely been a while since I last updated my blog, so here goes….. I’ve done a few one day trips here and there and most recently long weekend trip out to Kruger National Park. We’ve had some nice birds, butterflies and moths in the garden lately starting with an unusual visit from […]

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 […]

A quick visit to Pilanesberg Game Reserve

I recently spent a night camping at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North West province with my bush bud Kat who was up from Cape Town. I arrived at Pilanesberg hoping to find some of the birds I’ve missed all year but I know can be quite easily found in the park. The first […]

Birding Big Day 2016 

Last Saturday my Dad and I took part in Birdlife South Africa’s Birding Big Day, a 24 hour period in which you have to see how many bird species you can count. You have from midnight to midnight to record birds seen or heard, but we are not that crazy so we didn’t wake up at midnight!  Our […]

Marloth Park and Kruger 

What a better way than to fall asleep to the sounds of a tiny Scops Owl and then wake up in the morning to the sounds of a hyaena.  That was my alarm clock for the first morning I woke up in Marloth Park. As I got myself dressed and ready for the day I […]

Cape Town 

We arrived in Cape Town on a Friday afternoon, so after battling through some traffic we eventually arrived at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. My aim for visiting the gardens was to look forMalachite Sunbirds, Cape Sugarbirds and to walk along the newly built Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway (The Boomslang). Soon after entering the gardens I […]

Johannesburg to the Western Cape 

My folks and I have recently returned from an awesome trip across our beautiful country, it was;  23 days  5 provinces  5000km+ 51 birds added to my year list  39 lifers  I have been to many of our destinations before but not since I really got into birding, so this trip was definitely going to […]