Summertide Diary: Exploring iSimangaliso (part four)

20 January 2021

Morning broke at Cape Vidal with a thick blanket of fog covering the coast, and knowing that visibility along the Grassland Loop would be limited as a result we stuck to the main road out of camp, heading south as far as Amazibu Pan.

As per usual Amazibu Pan was abuzz with a variety of mammalian and avian wildlife when we arrived.

Next on our itinerary for the morning was a jaunt along the Vlei Loop, though in these early hours not much game were around the waterholes as yet.

Then followed a short detour along the Forest Loop…

…and the Dune Loop…

… before arriving back at our cabin in Cape Vidal where some interesting visitors were already in attendance.

Having had to skip the Grassland Loop in the morning, that is where our attention was focused for our afternoon drive.

In the evening while having dinner on the deck of our cabin the Tropical House Gecko kept us thoroughly entertained by catching moths attracted to the outside light.

Tropical House Gecko

Map of the eastern shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (from



17 thoughts on “Summertide Diary: Exploring iSimangaliso (part four)

  1. Anne

    It goes without saying that I enjoy seeing the animals and birds, but what adds to the delight of these photographic narratives are the little things like the lizards, geckos and the fig ‘growing precariously’. Thank you for including those aspects too.

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  2. sustainabilitea

    Another day full of all sorts of animals. That first shot of the kudu bull is wonderful. What joy it must be to see all these in person. I know the feeling, even if I’m seeing the same variety of animals and plants. But it’s so fulfilling, isn’t it?


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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Again I find myself absolutely agreeing with your sentiments, Janet. Being out in our wild places means you have to be living “in the moment” to experience it all. Worrying about the past or the future is just not worth it then, as you’ll be missing out. It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders and I think the reason why exploring these beautiful places is so addictive.

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