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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Jul 18, 2021

Madikwe Game Reserve - Luxury Game Lodges & authentic Big-5 Safaris

Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa's fifth largest reserve and offers luxury big-5 safaris where you are virtually guaranteed sightings of African wild dogs

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Jun 27, 2021

Safari Stopovers provide you with an opportunity to rest & de-stress

Safari Stopovers are a must when travelling long distances and here we list some of our favorites

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Jun 27, 2021

Mafikeng - a good stopover when travelling to Madikwe or Gaborone

Mafikeng - Mmabatho Palms makes the ideal stopover for people travelling to Madikwe Game Reserve or Botswana.

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Jun 20, 2021

What on Earth is Happening? Coronavirus / Covid-19 plague - WHY?

What on Earth is Happening? In addition to the Coronavirus we have had an unprecedented number of fires, tsunamis, locust swarms, droughts & earthquakes

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Jan 19, 2021

Kruger Shalati The Train on the Bridge - luxury safari accommodation

Kruger Shalati The Train on the Bridge - the train coaches are permanently stationed on the historic Selati Bridge above the Sabie River.

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Jan 18, 2021

How To Take Amazing Nature Photos

How To Take Amazing Nature Photos

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Nov 05, 2020

Olifantsrus camping site and hide in Western Etosha

Olifantsrus has got a double story hide, floodlit waterhole and small museum

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Sep 06, 2020

Letaba camp is situated right on the banks of the Letaba River

If you're a fan of Letaba Camp in the Kruger park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Sep 06, 2020

Pretoriuskop is the Kruger National Park's oldest rest camp

If you're a fan of Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger Park, this is the place for you to share our experiences and your stories & photographs

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Aug 15, 2020

Photographic big five - honey badger, caracal, black rhino, wild dog,

Photographic big five - the five animals (our new big 5) that are the biggest challenge to find and then photograph while on safari in southern Africa

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Jul 15, 2020

Skukuza Camp is the largest rest camp in the Kruger Park

If you're a fan of Skukuza Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Jul 04, 2020

Crocodile Bridge is a small camp situated on the Crocodile River

If you're a fan of Crocodile Bridge Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs

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Jun 16, 2020

Photographers Guide ebooks - Etosha, Pilanesberg, Kgalagadi, Kruger

Photographers Guide ebooks: Your time and money are valuable and the information in these African safari eBooks will help you save both!

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May 04, 2020

Punda Maria is the northernmost camp in the Kruger Park

If you're a fan of Punda Maria Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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May 03, 2020

Tamboti tented camp makes the ideal base when visiting central Kruger

If you're a fan of Tamboti Tented Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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May 03, 2020

Lower Sabie camp provides super views over the Sabie River

If you're a fan of Lower Sabie Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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May 03, 2020

Satara restcamp provides superb big-cat and predator sightings!

If you're a fan of Satara Camp in the Kruger Park, this is where you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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May 03, 2020

Talamati is a Tsonga word that means "Lots of Water”

If you're a fan of Talamati bushveld Camp in the Kruger Park, this is the place for you to keep up with latest animal sightings & share your stories and photos

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May 03, 2020

Olifants Camp is built high on a hill overlooking the Olifants River

If you're a fan of Olifants Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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May 03, 2020

Shingwedzi is a rustic camp that is situated on the Shingwedzi River

If you're a fan of Shingwedzi Camp in the Kruger Park, this is where you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 20, 2020

Insects Spiders and Scorpions of the Kruger Park provide great photos

Insects Spiders and Scorpions of the Kruger Park - the Kruger park is so much more the just the big-five animals!

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Apr 15, 2020

Mopani camp is situated on the most scenic Pioneer dam

If you're a fan of Mopani Camp in the Kruger Park, this is the place for you to keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Orpen camp is situated in a high-density predator area

If you're a fan of Orpen Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Roodewal bush lodge is situated on the banks of the Timbavati River

If you're a fan of Roodewal bush lodge in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Berg-en-Dal camp is situated on the banks of the Matjulu Spruit

If you're a fan of Berg-en-Dal Camp in the Kruger Park, this is the place for you to keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Bateleur Camp is the oldest and the smallest of the 5 bushveld camps

If you're a fan of Bateleur Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Biyamiti bushveld camp is situated along the Biyamiti River

If you're a fan of Biyamiti Camp in the Kruger Park, this is the place for you to keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Boulders bush lodge is built in the rocky outcrops near Mopani camp

If you're a fan of Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Shimuwini Camp, the "Place of the Baobab Tree"

If you're a fan of Shimuwini Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 15, 2020

Sirheni Camp is the northernmost camp of the Kruger 5 bush camps

If you're a fan of Sirheni Camp in the Kruger Park, you can keep up with latest animal sightings and share your stories and photographs...

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Apr 13, 2020

Reptiles of the Kruger National Park can make exciting photo subjects

Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - water monitors, crocodiles, snakes, chameleons, geckos and more!

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Apr 13, 2020

Pafuri Border Camp is an ideal base from which to look for rare birds

Pafuri Border Camp is situated in the north-east of the park, close to Punda Maria and Crook's Corner.

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Apr 12, 2020

Bird Interactions in the Kruger Park

Bird Interactions in the Kruger Park - capturing birds interacting can be a challenge. Here we provide some of our best bird images with a few photo tips.

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Apr 01, 2020

Balule camp is the most rustic in the Kruger Park

Balule camp is situated on the banks of the Olifants River and provides a true back-to-basics experience!

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Apr 01, 2020

Maroela Camp is located on the banks of the Timbavati River

Maroela Camp is one of only two camps in the Kruger Park that exclusively caters for guests with caravans and for campers.

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Apr 01, 2020

Tsendze Camp is a rustic camping site just south of Mopani Camp

Tsendze Camp is situated under large trees that provide much needed shade in summer and also great birding opportunities.

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Apr 01, 2020

Malelane Camp is a satellite camp to Berg en Dal

Malelane Camp is a small restcamp that faces the Crocodile River.

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Mar 31, 2020

Photo Safari Site Guides are indispensable for African photo safaris!

Photo Safari Site Guides can ensure that you return home from your southern African safari with WOW photographs!

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Mar 28, 2020

Kruger Park Sunrises and Sunsets, beautiful images of a beautiful park

Kruger Park Sunrises and Sunsets - you can capture amazing sunrise and sunset images from viewpoints but also from the camps and while on game drives

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Mar 28, 2020

Landscapes of the Kruger National Park are not easy to photograph!

Landscapes of the Kruger National Park - the park has many diverse landscapes such as rivers, gorges, mountains, plains, forests, koppies and more.

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Mar 27, 2020

Part of the Herd - self-drive or luxury guided safari or in-between?

To be or not to be - Part of the Herd - that is the Question?! This page looks at 3 options of going on safari in the Kruger National Park

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Mar 21, 2020

Wildlife Photography Career - yes it is possible!

Do you want a wildlife photography career? How about making your wildlife photography hobby pay for itself? If you answered 'yes' then this page is for you!

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Feb 27, 2020

Kruger National Park at Night - photography doesn't stop at sunset!

Kruger National Park at Night - you can go on night-drives but we get amazing photos from the camps and lodges when the nocturnal animals come out to play!

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Feb 23, 2020

Pro vs Consumer Lenses for Wildlife Photography, what's the difference

Pro vs Consumer Lenses for Wildlife Photography - We look at two professional wildlife photographers who both capture stunning images using very different gear

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Feb 19, 2020

Oranjemund in one of Namibia's best-kept secrets!

Oranjemund is not just an old diamond mining town - it is a fascinating town that is rich in history & should be on your bucket-list when visiting Namibia

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Feb 02, 2020

Skukuza Safari Lodge - the new 128 room hotel in Skukuza restcamp

Skukuza Safari Lodge - is finally open and we paid it a short visit. It's impressive looking by still not appealing to us true bush-lovers.

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Jan 26, 2020

Mpho Malapane - one of the best field guides we've ever experienced!

Mpho Malapane is a field guide at Distinctly Africa Manyeleti. He's proficient, has good people skills and understands his guests' needs.

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Jan 25, 2020

High and Low-key Images in the Kruger National Park - better than B&W?

High and Low-key Images in the Kruger National Park - high-key and low-key techniques can make an average image come alive!

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Jan 25, 2020

Silhouettes of the Kruger National Park - shooting into the sun!

Silhouettes of the Kruger National Park - backlighting, combined with the right subject, can provide Combined with the right subject, bold, eye-catching images

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"It's 768 pages of the most amazing information. It consists of, well, everything really. Photography info...area info...hidden roads..special places....what they have seen almost road by road. Where to stay just outside the Park...camp information. It takes quite a lot to impress me but I really feel that this book, which was 7 years in the making, is exceptional."            - Janey Coetzee, founder of CAROK (Camps and Roads of Kruger)  South Africa

"Having a passion for the region itself and having to know about all dynamics, water holes and ideal roads for 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 places 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, BC, 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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