South Africa pt.5 – November 2018

After three nights at Punda Maria it was time to leave. Our destination was Phalaborwa. We first drove back to Shingwedzi which was again a really good place for watching storks and raptors on the river. We also saw a … Read more

South Africa pt.4 – October 2018

I think every day since the day we arrived at Skukuza, we’d seen elephants. It was almost possible to become a bit dismissive about them at times. However, on the drive further north we came across the biggest elephant we’d … Read more

South Africa pt.3 – October 2018

Setting off from Olifants, a very early morning produced little wildlife (a few impala and a couple of zebra) but we did see an Aardvark burrow and nearby diggings. After a bit of birding back at the camp we drove … Read more

South Africa pt.2 – October 2018

After enjoying a brief stop at Satara rest camp (where we would stay the night later in the trip) where we watched the Tree Squirrels, Southern Red-billed Hornbill and the big views over the mostly dry riverbed, we pressed on … Read more

South Africa pt.1 – October 2018

The flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg was 11 hours long. Fortunately we chose an overnight flight so we could sleep through most of it. Unfortunately I didn’t sleep at all. Apart from our neighbouring passenger getting involved in a drunken … Read more