My 6 favourite spots: Makuleke

My 6 favourite spots: Makuleke

I’ve had the luxury and pleasure of spending 6 months living and working in the Makuleke concession, right up the top of Kruger National Park where Mozambique and Zimbabwe meet with South Africa. What an incredible place it is! Nestled in the tropical belt, it...
Birds and Botany – another awesome safari!

Birds and Botany – another awesome safari!

I’ve just spent 5 days guiding ten great guests around the park. These particular guests were shareholders at the lodge, so they visit here twice a year and know a bit about the area already. Sometimes this can make the guiding harder – it’s more difficult to...
Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Last week, with a small trails group of just two guests, we decided to walk in the Luvuvhu floodplains. Littered with nutritious acacia trees and grasses, as well as several large pans, many animals find this area irresistible. It is always a great bet if you want to...
Into the hyena’s den

Into the hyena’s den

During my guide training course, I spent a month studying just across the border in Botswana; a place called Mashatu. This little-known area is as packed with awesome animals as it is beautiful. One day, we were given a break from our studies to spend time at the...
A day in a guide’s life

A day in a guide’s life

Pafuri is the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park and happens to be where I am finishing up my guiding internship. For a full-time guide, the average day here starts at 4.30am, in time to wake the guests thirty minutes later. Whilst the guests then get ready...
Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

A couple of weeks ago I was called upon at the last minute to guide for a small group of 3 guests. Little did I know then I was about to embark on the drive of my life! Earlier that morning one of the other guides had spotted a leopard with cubs on a kill in an area...