A day in Pilanesberg— de Wets Wild

Mankwe Dam, a large man-made impoundment that holds water throughout the year and that’s a veritable magnet for wildlife, is located in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park. On its banks you’ll find the Mankwe Hide, very popular with photographers and recently rebuilt after being destroyed in a veld fire. That is where we […]

A day in Pilanesberg: Hour 4 — de Wets Wild

Dung Beetles — de Wets Wild

Family Scarabaeidae It is estimated that South Africa is home to almost 800 species of Dung Beetles, varying in both size and colour. As manure is the chief source of food for both adults and larvae (some also feed on carrion), Dung Beetles perform a vital ecological function by clearing away the droppings of large […]

Dung Beetles — de Wets Wild

African Experiences…

Cape Town, South Africa: April 2016 I’m crazy tired, but I don’t want to sleep. I want to stay up all night and listen to their breathing, chewing and playful games. I’m spending the night in a Boma. I have a bed overlooking an elephant house in the middle of the African bush, and I’m […]

via Blast from the Past: African Safari. — Anita Vacation … and so do you!

Easter in Kruger National Park, South Africa

The Easter break afforded us the opportunity to visit South Africa’s flagship National Park, and one of our favourite destinations, again, spending first three nights at Skukuza Rest Camp in the south of the Kruger National Park, and then four nights around Mopani Rest Camp in the north. After a summer of apparently good rainfall, […]

via Easter in Kruger — de Wets Wild

Elephant Encounter!

Jon It is very difficult to appreciate just how powerful an elephant is until you encounter one in the wild. I was overseeing a conference near the Kruger National Park this week, and thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to take some leave and spend some time with Nathan (my five year […]

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Lilac-Breasted Roller in Kruger Park…

“Meet what might be Kruger National Park’s most photogenic bird: The Lilac-breasted Roller. These birds are more than just a pretty face and bright colors. If caught in the right mood, they can be just as fascinating as Kruger Park’s larger and more noticeable creatures; wolfing down grasshoppers the size of their heads, wrestling tarantula […]

via Lilac-breasted Roller – Sabrina Salome — James Common

Kruger National Park

11 November 2017 – Tsendze How fantastic to wake to the sounds of the dawn chorus in the bush. It was already getting light at 4:30 am and that’s when the gate opens. But we had no intention of making such an early start. I went to shower at the ablution block just after 5 […]

via Kruger National Park – Day 2 — Diary of an Adventurous Retiree

African Saddle-Billed Stork!

This is a saddle-billed stork video. These birds live in Africa. Related articles Ground squirrels use the sun to hide food South African waterbuck escapes from crocodile Alain Mabanckou : ” My Home Territory : the Literature of Africa “ West African lions are different, new research

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