Kruger-2-Kalahari Blog

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

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Nov 27, 2018

Photographic Safaris - a guest's 5-star African safari experience!

Photographic Safaris - a guest's 5-star experience with Rhulani Safaris in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, greater Kruger Park. The big-5 animals, wild dogs, serval and more!

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Oct 21, 2018

The Big Five Trees - baobab trees, fever trees, Lala Palms and more,

The Photographic Big-Five - the big five trees that make the best photographs when on an African Safari.

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Oct 18, 2018

Sabi Sands Big Cat Safari - the hot-spot for photographing big cats!

Sabi Sands Big Cat Safari - join us as we photograph big cats in the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa. Lions. cheetahs and leopards abound and are very relaxed around vehicles, thereby provided amazing photo opportunities.

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Oct 18, 2018

Timbavati Big Cat Safari - great for photographing relaxed big cats!

Timbavati Big Cat Safari - The Timbavati forms part of the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, in the heart of African Big-five territory!

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Sep 29, 2018

Kruger Park Trip Report: Dec 2017 - Big-5, cheetah, wild dogs & more!

Kruger Park Trip Report - December 2017 - southern & central Kruger Park, Manyeleti & more!

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Sep 22, 2018

Buffelshoek Camp is a tented camp located in Manyeleti Game Reserve

Buffelshoek Camp - five rustic A-framed Safari tents that borders Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park

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Sep 17, 2018

Photography in Cape Town - some hints for landscapes & cityscapes!

Photography in Cape Town - an opportunity to practice your photography before you get to the big-five game reserves

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Sep 12, 2018

Ambience Inn – a lovely B&B in White River!

Ambience Inn is situated in White River, Mpumalanga and is just 35 kilometers from the Kruger Park's Numbi Gate.

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Sep 12, 2018

Cycad Guest House and Fusion Boutique Hotel - superb Kruger stopovers!

Cycad Guest House and Fusion Boutique Hotel - a choice of a 4-star or 5-star hotel that share an award-winning restaurant in the heart of Polokwane.

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Sep 09, 2018

Polo Guest House - five-star food, service and ambiance!

Polo Guest House in Polokwane, Limpopo is an ideal place as a stopover to the Kruger National Park!

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Jul 03, 2018

Small antelope

Samburu Kenya.

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Jun 30, 2018

Is this a female Reedbuck

Kruger NP

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Jun 30, 2018

ID animal in Kruger

Kruger. Spikey horns look like male Rhebuck

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Jun 28, 2018

5 things you should know before booking a safari

5 things you should know before booking a safari - we hope to inspire more people to get themselves out into the wilderness to enjoy the animals and the scenery of a safari.

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Jun 24, 2018

The four Best Safari Parks for self-drive photo safaris!

Which are the best safari parks in Africa? Do the parks in East Africa and Botswana provide a better safari experience than the Kruger Park, Etosha, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and Madikwe? Not in our opinion.

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Jun 23, 2018

Photographing from vehicles - bean-bags are still the best for us!

Photographing from vehicles - Most of the game reserves that we recommend are self-drive reserves so we will show you how you can be successful photographing from your self-drive vehicle or from a guided game vehicle...

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Jun 22, 2018

Kruger National Park – 2 opposing opinions this famous national park

Kruger National Park – Magnificent or Mediocre - read the criticism and then read our answers to make up your own mind!

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Jun 05, 2018

Safari Car Hire - Rentalcars.com is the best in our opinion

Safari Car Hire - the best company to use for overland, 4X4 and sedan car hire when on a southern African safari? From the Kruger to Kgalagadi, AVIS & Europcar provide 5-star service and reliable vehicles!

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May 30, 2018

MY JACKET AND A LEOPARD

A short while back, I was on an open vehicle in the Sabi Sands when we found a female leopard. I had a K-Way jacket with me which I took off and sat on

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May 18, 2018

good bad and ugly African safari experiences

Here we rate our good bad and ugly experiences on Afican safaris - including the Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Pilanesberg and Madikwe.

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May 12, 2018

Why African Safaris - the animals, wilderness, food and lodges!

Why African Safaris - top four reasons people love to go on African Photo Safaris

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May 12, 2018

Wildlife Photography - big-game hunting with a camera

Wildlife Photography on a Southern African safari - Kruger park, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Pilanesberg and Madikwe

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May 06, 2018

Nikon D500 Review - the best wildlife camera we have ever used!

Nikon D500 Review - after using the Nikon D500 for over a year in the Kruger Park, Madikwe and Pilanesberg Game Reserves, these are our findings.

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Apr 17, 2018

Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop Trip Report - glamping at it's best!

Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop Trip Report - we saw the super-seven animals (big-five plus cheetah and wild dogs) in just 3 days!

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Apr 16, 2018

Shalati Safari Camp is a good base to explore Manyaleti & Kruger Park

Shalati Safari Camp is a comfortable, community-owned big-five getaway that provides easy access to both Manyeleti Game Reserve and the central Kruger Park.

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Apr 16, 2018

Boulders Safari Lodge - great place from which to explore the Kruger!

Boulders Safari Lodge is located on a 7000 ha private game reserve close to the Kruger's Malelane Gate

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Apr 15, 2018

Kambaku River Lodge provides 140 meters of private Croc River frontage

Kambaku River Lodge has a panoramic view of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park - home to the big-five animals

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Apr 15, 2018

Hamilton Parks Country Lodge - ideal base to explore the Kruger Park

Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is a cozy 14-bedroom country hotel, set in a magnificent 250 hectare estate

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Apr 15, 2018

Hulala Lakeside Lodge - comfortable 4-star accommodation!

Hulala Lakeside Lodge in White River is a great stopover or base from which to explore the Kruger park

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Apr 10, 2018

Manyeleti Big Cat Safari - see leopards, lions, cheetahs and more!

Manyeleti Big Cat Safari - Manyeleti, meaning 'place of the stars', boasts one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger, which will enhance your wildlife experience dramatically!

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Apr 07, 2018

Madikwe River Lodge - each chalet overlooks the scenic Marico River

Madikwe River Lodge offers guests comfortable accommodation in private thatched chalets and authentic big-5 safaris

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Apr 07, 2018

Madikwe River Lodge March 2018 Trip Report - what a great trip it was!

Madikwe River Lodge March 2018 Trip Report - we experienced 5-star food & service and had some amazing animal sightings!

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Feb 11, 2018

Safari Camera Traps bring a whole new dimension to photo safaris

Safari Camera Traps, or trail cameras as they are also known, are a great way photograph shy animals and to find out what animals come to visit you when you're asleep!

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Feb 11, 2018

Surviving a Dangerous Encounter on Safari - what to do if attacked...

Surviving a Dangerous Encounter on Safari - How Do You Survive a Charging Elephant in Musth or Coming Face-to-Face with a Growling Lion...?!

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Jan 30, 2018

Dangerous safari animals are only dangerous if you threaten them!

Here we discuss Africa's 10 most dangerous safari animals...

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Jan 20, 2018

Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi - Your time and money are valuable and the information in this eBook will help you save both!

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Nov 20, 2017

Taking Black and White Nature Photographs - where Less is More

Taking Black and White Nature Photographs - where Less is More!

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Nov 04, 2017

Why the Kruger Park... there is no other big-5 game reserve like it!

The Kruger Park is, in our humble opinion, the best of all big-five African game reserves for many reasons...

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Nov 03, 2017

Safari Vehicles

Which safari vehicles are best for a Southern Africa safari? We share our experiences after doing over 100 African Safaris...

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Oct 28, 2017

Best Safari Lens for an African safari

Which is the best safari lens for you to take with on your African safari trip? Here we discuss various options depending on your circumstances.

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Oct 28, 2017

The magnificent seven elephants - the Kruger Park's famous big tuskers

The magnificent seven elephants are the famous big tuskers from the Kruger national Park as painted by Paul Bosman

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Oct 13, 2017

Best Routes for game viewing.

Some routes are consistently more productive than others – here we will reveal our best routes where we have had our best sightings during our fifteen years of visiting the game reserves

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Oct 10, 2017

Tsavo East

Saw on safari in Tsavo East. Not sure what it is.

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Sep 23, 2017

Spotlights for nocturnal game viewing

We have tried many game viewing spotlights, some even claiming to be 3-million candlepower but none of them even come close to the Lightforce spotlights...

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Sep 17, 2017

HDR Nature Photography - use these tools to get some amazing safari photographs

HDR Nature Photography - this photo technique can be used on cars, boats, houses and even landscapes and animals!

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Sep 17, 2017

The De Laporte Leopard - fine-tuned waterhole take-aways!

The De Laporte Leopard has entertained a few very fortunate visitors to chases and kills at the waterhole that is located a few kilometers south of Skukuza

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Sep 16, 2017

Sanbonani Resort Hotel - superb food, service, rooms and views!

Sanbonani Resort Hotel borders the Sabie River and is just 9 kms away from the Kruger Park's Phabeni Gate

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Sep 15, 2017

Tambarina Restaurant and Guesthouse - delicious prawns and a soft pillow!

Tambarina Restaurant and Guesthouse in Komatipoort is the ideal base from which to explore the southern Kruger Park.

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Jul 18, 2017

Self-drive Travel Guidelines - Tips for Visitors to Southern Africa

self-drive travel guidelines - be aware of the potential dangers and arrive safe to your destinations of Etosha, Kruger Park, Kgalagadi, Madikwe or Pilanesberg

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"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

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