Game-viewing in Kruger (May and June 2019)

When talking about “game-viewing”, most people immediately have images of Africa’s iconic Big Five flashing through their minds. And of course our recent trips to the Kruger National Park did not disappoint at all when it came to these most charismatic of African mammals, as well as many other furry creatures great and small.

This first gallery of pictures were taken during my solo trip to the southern part of the Kruger Park between 30 May and 2 June 2019.

There’s also much interest in the Kruger’s invertebrates (including a bounty of beautiful butterflies), fish, amphibians and reptiles, many of which are difficult to see elsewhere in South Africa.

Returning to Kruger two weeks later, this time to Shingwedzi in the north of the Park, proved just as fruitful with memorable encounters not only with predators and rare antelope, but also a menagerie of other mammalian species.




41 thoughts on “Game-viewing in Kruger (May and June 2019)

  1. Pingback: What makes the Kruger “THE KRUGER”? | de Wets Wild

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Baie dankie, Dina!
      Ja, daardie wildebees het dadelik my oog gevang – daar is n subspesie van die blouwildebees wat in Noord-Mosambiek en Suid-Tanzanie voorkom (die Niassa-wildebees) met so n merk oor die neus, so hierdie is moontlik te wyte aan n resessiewe geen wat bykans heeltemal uitgeteel is in ons bevolkings. Ek vind sulke dinge fassinerend!

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  2. Christer Nilsson

    A fantastic photo trip! From the smallest to the bigest! πŸ˜‰ I guess you know that Africa in the 1960s and 1970s exported several hundred thousands animals to Australia. A very successful project, and very important. Well, small animals, not so cute perhaps but important. I wrote about this in my blog yesterday. I forgot to mention that it was “the dung beetle project”.

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  3. Anne

    Of all the wonderful photographs my favourite is the one of the Spotted hyenas in profile. It is good to get such positive view of them for they tend to get bad press rather than good.

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      1. Toortsie

        Verlede jaar in Julie. Ons het buite die wildtuin gebly en bedags ingery. Lieflik gebly en wild gesien vanuit ons huisie, maar om in die wildtuin self te bly is net iets anders.

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      2. de Wets Wild Post author

        Ek verstaan heeltemal, dit is baaaaiiiieeee ver. So, jul kan sommer by die Karoo, Mokala, Bergkwagga, en Golden Gate Nasionale Parke oorstaan oppad Wildtuin toe en terug! πŸ˜›

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