Probably the best thing about living in Pretoria is that there’s a bunch of nature reserves very near to us. The tiny (100 hectare) Moreletakloof Nature Reserve is just one example: it is only 2.6 kilometers from our home, and early this morning Joubert and I headed there for a bit of walking. Despite it being overcast and drizzling we had a thoroughly enjoyable father-and-son experience, encountering a variety of birds and animals along the trail.
Ostriches are frequently encountered in Moreletakloof, and can be dangerous when protecting chicks.
Moreletakloof’s animals are quite habituated to the human presence
Zebra foal with an irritating itch in the ear
And even more impala
This small stream meanders from one end of the reserve to the other
Trail through thicket
Restored farmhouse from the late 1800’s now operating as a restaurant, with blesbuck grazing on the grounds
Who’s watching who?