A month of monochrome memories: A Parched Trek

A female springbok and her yearling lamb walking between a waterhole and their grazing grounds in the Pilanesberg National Park brings to mind the migrations these antelope undertook in their millions in days gone by.

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Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and will be sharing photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we call “a month of monochrome memories”.


12 thoughts on “A month of monochrome memories: A Parched Trek

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      It is one of the worst droughts we’ve ever experienced in South Africa, Joanne. Rural communities, livestock and game in several provinces are suffering tremendous hardship at the moment, with little relief. We visited Pilanesberg again last week, and it was noticable that the Park did receive some rain since December, but only time will tell whether it was enough to carry them through the dry winter, which is just around the corner now.


  1. Candy Blackham

    She looks thin and rather despondent. I have been shocked by the drought and the sight of some of the animals. Even around Swellendam there are empty dams or ponds of stagnant water. It is a dreadful sight which is not conceivable in Europe, or the UK

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