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Kruger National Park, April 2013

We recently had another (long awaited) breakaway to the paradise that is the Kruger National Park, spending one night in historic Pretoriuskop Rest Camp followed by four nights in Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp. Both these camps are located in the very popular south of the Park and we’ll bring you more detail on each in future installments of de Wets Wild.

Thanks to two consecutive years of exceptionally high rainfall the Park is lush and green with surface water abounding in all the watercourses and seasonal pans. Of course this made searching for game a little harder but we still had numerous excellent sightings of the spectacular wild animals and birds for which the Kruger National Park is known the world over. The weather also played along beautifully and for six days we could forget that winter is hiding just around the corner here in South Africa.

Click on any of the images below to view them all in a carousel gallery, and have a look at the links provided at the end for some additional photos taken during our most recent trip to heaven.

Birds of a feather

26/04/2013

27/04/2013

28/04/2013

29/04/2013

30/04/2013

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Kruger Park 30/04/2013

We’ve enjoyed our final sunset of this Kruger Park visit, and wasn’t it gorgeous?

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Tomorrow we’ll be heading back home to Pretoria, but only after we undertake a final game drive. Will Kruger have one more parting gift in store for us?

Birds of a feather

We’re participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com‘s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s challenge is “Birds of a feather” and we’re submitting a collection of photographs of some of the more than one hundred bird species we’ve identified over the last five days that we’ve been spending here in the Kruger National Park.

Blue Waxbill

Blue Waxbill

Pied wagtail

Pied wagtail

Hooded (left) and Lappet-faced (right) Vultures

Hooded (left) and Lappet-faced (right) Vultures

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Wire-tailed Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Pearl-spotted owlet

Pearl-spotted owlet

White-crowned Lapwing

White-crowned Lapwing

Yellow-billed Hornbill

Yellow-billed Hornbill

Hamerkop

Hamerkop

Helmeted Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Ground Hornbill

Ground Hornbill

Black Flycatcher

Black Flycatcher

Fish Eagle

Fish Eagle

Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

White-fronted Bee-eater

White-fronted Bee-eater

Bateleur

Bateleur

 

Kruger Park 29/04/2013

What a view!

Today we enjoyed our lunch at the picnic spot high above the Mlondozi Dam, from where we could watch pods of hippos and herds of elephants mingle while enjoying a cool drink ourselves.

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Kruger Park 27/04/2013

Good evening everyone!

An overcast start to the day at Pretoriuskop, but the cloud cover dissolved soon enough to reveal another glorious lowveld day here in the Kruger National Park. We visited a couple of dear friends at Skukuza before making our way here to Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp, where we’ll be spending the next four nights.

Crocodile Bridge Sunset (click on the image for a clearer view)

 

Our 2012 in Pictures

For the final challenge of 2012, we decided to submit a selection of photographs of the various accommodation units we stayed in while exploring South Africa’s wild places this year (you can click on the images for a clearer view).

Have a look here for more submissions in this week’s challenge.