The Kruger-2-Kalahari Blog is our mini-journal focusing on Nature Photography and five of Africa's most famous game reserves - the Kruger National Park, Kalahari, Etosha, Madikwe and Pilanesberg. It...
• lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Kruger-2-Kalahari, telling you about a new safari adventure with uploaded photographs
• keeps you up-to-date with other visitor's postings or news about the five national parks and game reserves
• provides safari updates on some of our latest trip reports to the four wilderness areas that you might otherwise miss
• lets you know when we send out the Lion's Roar e-zine
Being alone my time was my own and I spent a lot of time at Lake Panic. Getting to lake Panic late afternoon with limited time I found a larger than life
KGALAGADI WITH FRIENDS - October 2016 Done and dusted! Unfair that time should fly by so quickly! We had a wonderful trip from 7-15 October 2016 during
A Squacco Heron was sitting on a dead tree in front of the hide for an hour. From time to time took a frame and concentrated on the Dragon Flies there
Dragon flies takes my attention and with patience I manage to photograph some resting on a stick protruding from the water. There are 3 species hovering
Time running out as I arrive at Lake Panic at midday. No big game and I go for out of the ordinary. Water lily in bloom, Dragon fly, Three species of Dragon
Time was running out as it was already after 11H00 leaving Rhino pan traveling back road to Skukuza planning to visit Lake Panic. On the way spent time
From Gardenia Hide we returned back to the main road H4-2 past Afsaal Picnic site. Took a visit to Mhlabane Weir on the S114 and encountered about 25
December 9 took a drive to Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga and slept over at a lodge just below the tunnel. Left early Saterday morning for a day visit to the
Rio Vista Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the southern Kruger Park. The lodge overlooks the Kruger Park, so for wildlife photographers Rio Vista is superb!
Kruger Park Lodge is set in the lovely 4 star golfing resort and is just 12 kms from the Kruger Park's Phabeni Gate.
The Kruger Park is, in our humble opinion, the best of all big-five African game reserves for many reasons...
Sabi River Sun Resort - 5-star food, comfortable rooms, golf, a hippo pool, and the Kruger Park on your doorstep!
Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp is the ideal option for people who want to experience camping but who don't want the hassle of setting up camp or cooking their own food.
Safari Safety - the chance of getting injured while on safari are very slim but it could happen to you, as it did to us.
Nikon Service and Repair - our experience of dealing with Nikon over the past 18 years
Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi - Your time and money are valuable and the information in this eBook will help you save both!
The Photographers Guide to the Pilanesberg National Park - Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both.
The Photographers Guide to Etosha National Park - "Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both."
Ndzhaka Camp - five rustic tents overlooking the Nwaswitsontso River that flows into the Kruger National Park
Buffelshoek Camp - five rustic A-framed Safari tents that borders Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park
we drive along and stare into the tree-lined roadside and what do we see? Waiting for the elusive big five and we miss out on what is in the tree or what
...continuing with more photos of non predator kills from my archives. With over 600 species of birds in the Kruger Park there is just no end! Lourens
More photos of non predator kills from my archives. Life is too somber and seeing our feathered friends brightens every thing up! Lourens Erasmus Benoni
Not really a Safari story but a thought on nature in general. It is Sunday morning and I am browsing through different websites loaded with videos and
Dylan Marriner - not your average field guide! If you're a serious wildlife photographer you need Dylan as your field guide!
This didn't really occur in Etosha, but rather in Okonjima. It's close to Etosha though. In Okonjima which is part of AfriCat, Many of the animals are
KGALAGADI 2015 - WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Our 1st visit to The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was in 2012 (2-12 August 2012). Talking to my brother and his
During our recent, 21-28 May 2016 visit to a favourite destination of ours, The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we saw lions every day for eight days! What
Jacis Safari Lodge provides 8 deluxe tent-style suites and 2 exclusive family suites overlooking the Marico River
Day 3 we traveled from Skukuza directly to Lower Sabie. Taking a drive over the Sabie low water bridge and over the Sand river low water bridge. On the
On the last morning leaving Lower Sabie the weather was overcast and misty all the way to Crocodile Bridge. We saw warthog Kudu and Impala and then one
It seems the Fish Eagle at lake panic took flight. Here are some photos of the Fish Eagle not getting his footing. The thin branch that he was trying to
Additional images from our Skukuza to Lower Sabie drive. Lourens and Janette.
On the second day of our visit we traveled from Malelane to Skukuza where we were booked in for the night. not much game except for Rhino Buffalo and Elephant.
Once again we made a visit to the Kruger March 2016 being our last. Game viewing was not that good as the southern region was very dry comparing to our
Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge overlooks the Drakensberg’s Sentinel Peak and Amphitheater and is home to the rare bearded vulture
Sigma 150-600mm lens review - one of the best lenses we have used on a photo safari
Pafuri Walking Trail - a three-night, four-day walking trail that takes you through gorges, forests of fever tree and baobabs, up rivers and through groves of palm trees.
Best Gadgets to Take on Safari - some essentials and some optional extras for gadgets fans with big budgets!
Don't want to bore you with more lions, but these are pretty good. Sorry for the focus on the leaping lion. These two came in for a drink and wanted to
For those who have purchased our Photographer's Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park eBook, this article lists some existing changes and some work in progress in the park. These changes should be complete by March 2017 so we intend visiting the park and updating our eBook during 2017. All existing customers are entitled to a free copy of the updated edition so there's something to look forward to!
Safari Stopovers are a must when travelling long distances and here we list some of our favorites
Hotel Numbi is Situated 10 minutes drive from the Kruger Park's Phabeni Gate
Tingala Lodge is situated on the 300 hectare Silonque game reserve and is just 12 kiometers from the Kruger Park's Phalaborwa Gate
Stoep Cafe Guesthouse offers self-catering accommodation for families and business travellers in Komatipoort and is just 10 kms from the Kruger Park
Matimba Bush Lodge is ideally situated in pristine wilderness overlooking Mala Mala Dam at Hans Merensky Golf Course in Phalaborwa.
The beautiful and restful Makalali Private Game Lodge is built under giant trees that guard the Makhutswi river
Lalamo Guesthouse is just 1.5 kilometers from the Kruger Park's Phalaborwa Gate
Greenway Woods Resort is a good base from which to explore the south-western Kruger Park
"Having a passion for the region myself and having had to learn about all the dynamics, waterholes and ideal routes to drive over a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa
"Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money" - Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA
"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA
"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France
"As a photographer and someone who has visited and taken photographs in the Pilanesberg National Park, I can safely say that with the knowledge gained from this eBook, your experiences and photographs will be much more memorable." - Alastair Stewart, B C, Canada
"This work is so much more than an eBook, because it is also a guide, a tutorial, an inspiration and a must-have for anyone interested in wildlife photography" - Findtripinfo.com, USA