Goose bumps!!!!

Just magical, and so special when heard up close and personal!! Click here to hear the King’s Speech!!

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Estimated 110,000 elephants lost in the last 10 years….shocking report!

Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report. Read

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Legendary Wild Dogs

We thought we had missed them. Stretching our legs and having a consoling coffee on the rocks along the Klaserie River, we discussed the lone hippo bull into a pool

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Surprise!!!

Must have walked past them this morning with Bug, certainly would explain his erratic behaviour that made no sense to me at the time. Came back this afternoon to find

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Review of Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati!

I have the absolute pleasure of working a lot with Romain and Yaa Casel from Trouver Services in Luxembourg. Last year Katja Thill travelled our Big Five Itinerary and she wrote up

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Black Mamba goes window shopping in Hoedspruit!

A two metres long black mamba ruffled feathers after it was seen “window shopping” outside a Pep store at a shopping centre in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, this week. The snake, which

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Christmas Picnic on the Highest Point in the Lowveld

I cannot think of a more special or romantic way to spend some time on top of Mariepskop, the highest accessible point of the Transvaal Drakensberg, just outside of Hoedspruit.

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Strikes affect residents, visitors and lodges in Hoedspruit

For the last three weeks disgruntled residents of The Oaks have been affecting the access roads to Hoedspruit. The R36 has been closed for nearly three weeks already, and the Strydom

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The life cycle of a typical field guide…

Ever wondered about just how much energy your guide is putting into your safari? Reading this, you are probably an agent who has received an experience that is about as

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The African Ladies

In 2012 I met 8 very special ladies from Norway. Sonja B. Gustavsen is the mother of a good friend of mine (Eirik Gustavsen) and on his recommendation these feisty

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