Summer at Midmar

We headed for Midmar Dam Nature Reserve in the Natal Midlands following our amazing time at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in December. The serenity of the large expanse of water in front of us sure was a dramatic change in pace from the five days of searching  for the “Big-5” that came before.

We had only one afternoon, one night and one morning to spend at Midmar before heading further inland to celebrate New Year’s at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves walking around the beautifully kept grounds.

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27 thoughts on “Summer at Midmar

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  2. scrapydotwo

    Is daar nog so baie water in die dam? Ai dis darem maar mooi daar. Mossies is tog ook maar interessante voëltjies al is hulle so alledaags. Ek voer elke oggend n groot groep- Trompie geniet dit natuurlik om krummels op grond op te tel.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Ons het die dam by vorige geleenthede al heelwat voller gesien as wat dit in Desember was, Ineke, maar ons stem saam dit bly n mooi plek! En ons stem saam oor die mossies, dis jammer baie mense kyk sommer bo-oor hulle oor hulle so algemeen is, veral hier in die stad.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      You’re so right Maurice; the scenery, architecture, farms all very reminiscent of the UK (where most of the original settlers came from).

      And you are right about the mousebird’s perch too! Sadly, the gardens at Midmar was planted in a time when people were much less conscious about planting indigenous.

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      1. 2geeks3knots

        By the way, do you see Congo African Grays on your travels? We hear that they live in great flocks. True? Kuno would very much enjoy seeing photos of his relatives 🙂

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          Unfortunately South Africa lies far south of the tropical rainforests of central Africa where the African Grey’s occur, but we have several other kinds of indiginous parrots that occur here.

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