Summertide Rambles 19 January 2021

Today we wanted to visit a few sights in the nearby town of St. Lucia. On the way we encountered this family of Crested Guineafowl. The photo of the youngster taking to the wing was taken by Joubert!

 

Summertide Rambles 17 January 2021

Today we had to play chicken with an old buffalo bull on our way to a view point here on the Eastern Shores of Lake Saint Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Don’t worry; he won the staring contest and we gave him all the time and space he needed…

Summertide Rambles, Act 2 – 16 January 2021

After 2 weeks hiatus in Pretoria we’re off on the next adventure of our Summertide Rambles. This is the beach at beautifully wild Cape Vidal, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the north coast of Kwazulu-Natal Province. Not exactly swimming weather, but great to be able to have feet on the beach for a change and not only have to stare at it longingly from a distance…

Heavy skies above the beach at Cape Vidal

Summertide Rambles 3 January 2021

Sadly that horrible day arrived when we had to depart for home. Thankfully Mountain Zebra National Park sent a delegation of buffalo to wish us well on our journey as we reached the Park’s gate this morning.

Summertide Rambles 2 January 2021

This morning we were treated to a very special audience with the King of the Mountain Zebra National Park at his residence on the Rooiplaat loop road.

Summertide Rambles 1 January 2021

Happy New Year, everyone!

We kicked off 2021 by spending time with the most adorable family of Bat-eared Foxes here at Mountain Zebra National Park. We have lots more photos of the 3 cute pups and the 4 adults watching over them to share when we’re back home.

Summertide Rambles 31 December 2020

This morning it was a sad farewell to Marilize’s parents who joined us for the 4 nights we spent at Addo Elephant National Park. They headed home to Jeffreys Bay while we travelled in the opposite direction to the final stop of our 2020 summertide ramble – the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park (please click on the image for a clearer view).

Summertide Rambles 30 December 2020

We spent a lot of time today at the various waterholes in the Addo Elephant National Park. Thanks to the summer heat they were all occupied by herds of elephants, whose antics are always fun to watch!

Summertide Rambles 29 December 2020

During our drive through the Addo Elephant Park this morning we were fortunate to encounter this confrontation between an elephant bull and two spotted hyenas who were trying to hide the remains of their prey in a water trough.