Beware of children being followed by guineafowl and tortoises…
Ertjieblom (identified with the kiind assistance of Bonnita Hill)
Sombre Greenbul looking even more glum in the rain…
Wild Camphor Bush
Greater Striped Swallow
After breakfast we felt like exploring a little further afield, and so headed to the Woodville indigenous forest a few kilometers away from Ebb-and-Flow. We explored the wet forest, marveled at the enormous Outeniqua Yellowwood that rules over it and kept a lookout for birds and other creatures trying to hide from us, until we could stand the pestering mosquitoes no more!
From Woodville we extended our joy ride to Rondevlei and the Swartvlei beach, and then had a quick look around the holiday town of Sedgefield, of which I have many happy childhood memories, before heading back to camp.
Water droplets on a blade of grass
Swartvlei Beach with Gericke’s Point
Kelp Gull scavenging on the beach
Just being outside at Wilderness was such balm for the soul. You don’t always have to be out chasing the “hairy and scary” animals for which Africa is famous to enjoy yourself in our wild places…
As yet unidentified tree in Wilderness
Sooty Blue butterfly
Another Wilderness mystery plant
Water droplets on aloe leaves
More frog hunting before bed-time resulted in these photographs of Raucous Toads:
If you’d like to read more about the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, please have a look at this special feature about it that we published a while ago.