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Our experiences in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

Our 2016 in pictures

Looking back on another year of enjoying South Africa’s beautiful wild places!

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Weekend in Pilanesberg

By mid-February, the Wild de Wets were suffering from extreme bush withdrawal symptoms. So, with our “monochrome memories” from a visit to Pilanesberg National Park in December lined up for publishing at the same time, we headed back to Pilanesberg for a quick weekend bush-fix, camping at Bakgatla Resort for the Saturday night before Valentine’s Day.

It was noticeable that the Park received some much needed rain since our previous visit, evidenced by flowing streams, fuller dams and greener vegetation. We hope that more falls before the end of the summer rainy season, and that it will be enough to sustain the fauna and flora through the dry winter.

 

A month of monochrome memories: On the Rocks

A pair of confiding Klipspringers seen along Mankwe Drive, in the Pilanesberg National Park. Pilanesberg 29122015 (17)

Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and shared photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we called “a month of monochrome memories”.

A month of monochrome memories: Towering Giant

Warthog, Waterbuck and Giraffe meeting at the Malatse Dam in the Pilanesberg National ParkPilanesberg 29122015 (14)

Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and will be sharing photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we call “a month of monochrome memories”.

A month of monochrome memories: Pied Pair

A pair of Pied Kingfishers hunting from a shared perch at the Mankwe Hide in the Pilanesberg National ParkPilanesberg 29122015 (13)

Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and will be sharing photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we call “a month of monochrome memories”.

A month of monochrome memories: Mud, Glorious Mud!

A warthog finding respite from the heat in a pool of mud at the Mankwe Hide in Pilanesberg National Park.
Pilanesberg 29122015 (12)

Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and will be sharing photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we call “a month of monochrome memories”.

A month of monochrome memories: Bull In Hiding

A kudu bull seeking shelter from the harsh midday heat in Pilanesberg National ParkPilanesberg 29122015 (11)

Our end-of-year 2015 holidays were absolutely packed to the brim. Apart from our ten-day visit to the Kruger National Park (read more about our time at Lower Sabie, Olifants and Shingwedzi in December), we also made day trips to five other reserves, and will be sharing photos from those (except Suikerbosrand, which we introduced in a post all of its own) daily through the month of February, in a series we call “a month of monochrome memories”.