South African Exploration – Brian DeToy & Sheryl Rankin ShaferFebruary, 07, 2014
South Africa. Few countries have seen such incredible change in recent decades, and yet maintained a sense of continuity, too. The December 2013 death of Nelson Mandela, truly one of the great citizens of the world, once again brought international focus on this magnificent land at the tip of the continent. This past spring we embarked on what we thought might be the travel adventure of our...READ MORE
N’wendzamhala/December 2013 Bush journalJanuary, 10, 2014
It has rained a great deal and we got 100mm in a few days. This caused the river to swell nicely and the northern section of the reserve was closed off for a bit. As soon as the levels were just passable we crossed the causeway to head north which raised a few pulses on the game viewer. We were however rewarded with the Hukumuri female, one Selati male and a group of...
Hukuri /November 2013 Bush journal & update by Matthew BrennanJanuary, 02, 2014
Hukuri / November - Weather: The rains are upon us. It has been quite a wet season so far with hardly a day gone by this month without any rain. This has been a blessing on two fronts as the usual November heat has been dissipated and the bush is green, lush and interspersed with all the colours of the flowers and birds. The river regularly flows over the wall of our causeway and makes for a...READ MORE
Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013December, 05, 2013
"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another." Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on...READ MORE
Nhlangula / October 2013 Safari Journal by Khimbini HlongwaneNovember, 15, 2013
The weather: We have had an amazing Nhlangula / October at Inyati. The comfortable September weather is a distant memory and is replaced by the hot, dry days that give October its reputation as the warmest month of the year. We have experienced quite a few warm days with temperatures reaching highs of 44° c. With the heat we had a few sensational afternoon thunder showers which have caused the...READ MORE
Ndzhati / September 2013 Safari JournalOctober, 26, 2013
The weather: Ndzhati / September saw the mercury rise steadily with midday temperatures reaching the high thirties (Celsius) and the cold winter's mornings of June and July are behind us. On few occasions, very light showers surprised us and grey thunderclouds threatened but brought little more than a bit of shade. The bush remains dry as a bone and very dusty indeed. The vegetation in general...READ MORE
WORLD RHINO DAYOctober, 22, 2013
As long as there are rhinos, we will keep fighting. There is still hope! Spread the word-the world loses 2-3 rhinos every day. They are killed for a myth-their horn is NOT medicine! Stop the demand, stop the slaughter.
MUST SEE HEARTWARMING VIDEO:
THANDI WITH NEW...READ MORE
Lion and Buffalo encounters in the KrugerOctober, 22, 2013
Mozambique Beach and Bush Tour visits the highlights of Mozambique and includes a visit to the Kruger National Park. The scene for this week’s blog from Dave.
Here is Dave’s account of the Lion encounter in Kruger
“Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 633 square kilometers in the Northeastern part of South...READ MORE
Damned if They Do, Damned if They Don’tOctober, 22, 2013
To trade or not to trade? Always a hotbed of debate concerning rhino poaching
But since South Africa is entertaining the idea of a "one-off" sale to sell the current stockpiles of horn, things have taken a dismal turn indeed.
Here are the scenarios: #1) Trade IS allowed as a one-time only option- wetting the appetite of the Asian market, like throwing a chicken into a hungry hoard of...READ MORE
August / Mhawuri Safari Journal2013September, 26, 2013
The weather: August is the month on the cusp between our winter and spring, where the evenings are cool, chilly even and the days varying between warm, to almost hot even and other days with coolness borne on the southerly wind.
Wildlife: The wildlife viewing has been of an excellent standard this month. Warmer afternoons were accompanied by an...READ MORE