Tag Archive for Africa

More cats?

I’m going back to Africa for a couple of weeks at the end of this year. I hope to take a gazillion photos in Kruger National Park. Hopefully of more cats, I could really do with a good photo of leopard, cheetah or serval. Although just seeing one of these animals would be equally wonderful.…

Kruger windmill

This is a typical old windmill in Kruger National Park. They don’t all have nests of course I think this might be a Hamerkop nest.  Anyway, this windmill pumps water into a drinking trough for animals. Between 1930 and 1980 about 300 windmills were erected to attract more game into the area. At first this…

Water

Nylsvley Nature Reserve is part of the Nyl Floodplain. This unique area is a RAMSAR site and is one of South Africa’s prime bird-watching spots. Bird list When the Nyl River floods the reserve becomes a mini-Okavango swamp. Thousands of water birds including rare species breed in the flooded area. The reserve also provides safe…

Olifants river

It is cold and grey outside, a perfect day to have a look at old summer holiday photos. I really love this landscape of the Olifants river in Kruger National Park. I took the photo during a river walk in 2006 (in South Africa’s winter). You can book this guided walk, at Olifants Camp. It…