Friday, 30 January 2015

Sitting around

Ground squirrel sitting in the shade of a bush
Taken at Mata Mata, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Lanner falcon

Lanner falcon in flight
Taken at Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Coming in for the landing

Cape vulture coming in for the landing while the other one watches
Taken at 13th Borehole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Waiting in the riverbed

Lion lying in the shade of a large camelthorn tree
Taken at Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Monday, 26 January 2015

Barn owl

Barn owl
Barn owl / Nonnetjiesuil at Auchterlonie, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Brown snake eagle taking off

Brown snake eagle
Taken at Kwang waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Paws in the air at Kwang

Enjoying the holidays - lioness sleeping in the shade under a bush
Taken at Kwang waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Staying fit at Kgalagadi

Dancer's pose
A magical place to do Yoga is on the red Kalahari sand dunes in the early morning with sunrise. Kgalagadi Lodge provides the perfect setting and is located 5km before the entrance to Twee Rivieren. Besides Yoga on the dunes one can go for a run, walk or bike on the open tar road.


Friday, 16 January 2015

Staying fit at Nossob

Running at Nossob
Another great opportunity to stay fit when staying at Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is running or walking around the perimeter fence of the camp. A total of 1.8km. You never know what to expect on the other side of the fence.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Staying fit at Mata Mata

Running at Mata Mata
It's usually a challenge to stay fit when away from home, especially in a wildlife reserve. At Mata Mata one can turn it into an opportunity by running/walking along the perimeter fence of the camp, a total of 2km. You might need to do a couple of laps if you are used to longer distances. Chances are, you'll also see interesting birds and mammals.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Bee-eater eating a...

Bee-eater with it's catch
Taken near Marie se draai, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Honey Badger

Honey Badger
Ha! Found something to eat!

Taken at Kaspersdraai, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Small-spotted Genet

Small-spotted Genet in a tree
These interesting animals are related to cats, but more closely related to Mongooses. They're nocturnal and mostly solitary. They have extremely long tails of 1x to 1.5x their body lenght. This helps for balance when climbing trees. Weight is around 1.5-2.6kg.
Taken at Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Also see this link of the Hitch-hiking Genet at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi:

Monday, 5 January 2015

Taking a bath

Brown Hyena in the water
Cooling off on Christmas day. Nevermind that others still have to drink this! :-)
Taken at Monro, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park