Category Archives: Mpumalanga Province

Our experiences in the reserves of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Satara Summer – Day 11 (2019/12/15)

This evening, with a thunderstorm threatening overhead, we can once more look back on a beautiful day exploring the Satara area of the Kruger National Park.

Satara Summer – Day 10 (2019/12/14)

Another beautiful day in the Kruger Park. Our drives took us along the Timbavati River in the morning, and along the Gudzani and Nwanetsi streams in the afternoon, and we were rewarded with more amazing encounters with beasts both great and small, creatures dainty and robust, scaled, feathered and furred.

Satara Summer – Day 9 (2019/12/13)

Another lovely day out exploring the Satara area of the Kruger National Park – overcast start to the morning with the clouds dissipating during the course of the day; as I am typing this we’re viewing the almost-full moon rising beautifully over the savanna.


Satara Summer – Day 8 (2019/12/12)

Wonderfully sunshiny day in the Kruger National Park, and fantastic to see the Satara area transformed into a lush green paradise complete with water-filled pans and streams.

Satara Summer – Day 7 (2019/12/11)

The first week of our summer at Satara in the Kruger National Park concluded with the sun finally putting in an appearance again after four days. All kinds of insectivorous birds and animals feasted on emerging termite and ant alates, while many different kinds of frogs were jumping at the opportunity to mate in newly formed pools of water and we de Wets took the opportunity to take part in a guided night drive.

Satara Summer – Day 6 (2019/12/10)

It’s the third day of unrelenting rainfall at Satara in the Kruger National Park, and it’s still pouring down cats and dogs. Well, cats anyway. Big cats! And lions to be precise.

Satara Summer – Day 5 (2019/12/09)

The inclement weather persisted today, and brought with it unseasonably cold weather – sending the Kruger’s reptiles, birds and mammals into hiding. Still, it is wonderful to be here in this weather; you can almost hear the grass and leaves growing!