Author Archives: My Kruger Tracks

When the Honey Badger calls…

There is just something about a Honey Badger. This is a creature that deserves every ounce of respect that they get and yet we love them and in many cases we see them as adorable. In fact, I have often pictured myself having one as a pet and I guess this is because of multiple […]

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William Pretorius Grave

A trade route found by Joao Albasini (ruins seen near Phabeni Gate) from Lydenburg to the coast ensured independence from Britan. Sent to investigate this such route was Karel Trichardt apart of the mission was a young companion called William Pretorius. Leaving Lydenburg, they headed towards Delogoa Bay, taking the route past Pretoriuskop, down Voortrekker […]

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Golf game in Kruger Park

The Skukuza golf course was built in 1972, originally for Skukuza personnel. These days it is open to public and highly recommend for the sheer thrill of hitting a golf ball in the wild.   The Skukuza golf course is situated on the outskirts of Skukuza restcamp, next too the Skukuza village. It is a […]

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Timbavati picnic site

Timbavati picnic site If you stay at Satara Restcamp you are sure to visit either Timbavati or N’wanetsi picnic site. If you chose morning Coffee at Nsemani Dam and thenTimbavati River road towards Timbavati Picnic site you are in for a treat at the Picnic Site. Elias Chauke, who lives and works at Timbavati picnic […]

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Exploring Satara and Malelane with Safwanah Gunman

A new year always means new plans, as for me, Kruger still holds my heart for another year to pass. A ladies trip, one I have always wanted to do, finally took place at Satara in February. Two nights with a few friends was definitely one to remember, although the sightings were dry, there is […]

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The Olifants River Back Pack Trail Part 2

Day 2 Departure is at sunup to try get most of the walking done before the heat of the day. It also meant my first walk out with Ogre! Once again Willing and Able husband came in handy. One to dig the hole and two to keep a lookout. After morning duties are done we […]

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The Olifants River Back Pack Trail Part 1

When a holiday has a gestation period of 11 months you kind of hope and pray it will be worth it… That’s how long in advance you need to book for the Olifants River Back Pack Trail and believe me taking the time to do so is very worth it! We chose to hike at […]

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Project Dragonfleye working together with Shadowview in conservation

On behalf of the Shadowview Foundation, we have been working in South Africa for the last two months to develop an anti-poaching multicopter drone as well as training rangers in the Kruger National Park into operating drones. After a week of constructing the drones, we went to a Private Game Reserve near Kruger Park to […]

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Paul Kruger Statue

Paul Kruger Statue sits outside the Paul Kruger gate, commonly known as Kruger Gate.  But who was Paul Kruger? Why does he have his own statue? Paul Kruger – the father of conservation in South Africa.  Paul Kruger – the founder of the Kruger Natuonal Park Paul Kruger was born October 1825, growing up in […]

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Mellissa Bushby Recipes and cookbooks

For a treat while in Kruger.  Make sure you download some of the fresh and exciting recipes Mellisa shares here with us or on her cookbooks available for purchase online. Fresh from the Vegetarian Kitchen is her second cookbook. – See more at: http://www.randomstruik.co.za/about-the-author.php?authorID=5792&imprintID=3#sthash.tdI4zqZn.dpuf   This illustrated cookbook features over 100 delicious vegetarian and lactose-free meals […]

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