Photos and places that we have overlooked…

So focused, were we, on our wildlife photos that we totally omitted to upload some of our favourite landscape shots from when we went to the Western Cape of South Africa last June. Here’s one of my favourites (above), it was taken in Tankwa Karoo National Park, a small but stunning park in which you are […]

The most incredible place to stay – Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp

Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp in  Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is, by far, one of our most favourite places to stay in the world.Imagine just 4 guest cabins, perched on-top of a sand dune, sensitively positioned so you’re not intruding on each others’ privacy, but close enough to allow searchlights to share sightings between the residents. Each cabin faces endless rows of gently undulating […]

Trip report. Day 7 in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Spurred on by the incredible sightings of recent days and the desire for more big cat sightings we headed out at first light back toward the Auob riverbed and promptly saw a wildcat dash into the long grasses. We hoped this was a sign of things to come, however sightings were minimal and the herds […]

What to expect from a self drive safari and how to prepare

…Long days in a sweat-box (car), adrenaline fuelled and anti- malarial induced mid-day dreams and the ability to hold your bladder for hours on end….if you think you’re up to it, read on!  🙂 A self drive is what you make of it. It can be as slow paced and relaxing or as hard-core as you like. That’s […]

Trip Report. Day 4 in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The next day we were booked into the honeymoon tent at Kalahari Tented Camp (as a treat for our 10th wedding anniversary)  so we packed the car at first light, grabbed our coffee and rusks and headed south to explore the surrounding area. I’d been informed by the forumites that there was an old sociable […]