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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May 19, 2024

10 Thrilling Day Trips from Kruger National Park

Blyde River Canyon

10 Thrilling Day Trips from Kruger National Park - there is much to explore and exciting things to do before or after your big-five safari!

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May 11, 2024

What on Earth is Happening? Covid-19 plandemic, war, people dying...

COVID-19 World

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

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Apr 29, 2024

The Beast of Revelation

Money tract beast of Revelation

The beast of Revelation comes from the sea and from the earth - Bible prophecy

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Apr 26, 2024

Tamboti tented camp makes the ideal base when visiting central Kruger

The entrance to Tamboti Tented camps

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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Feb 16, 2024

Photographers Guide ebooks - Etosha, Pilanesberg, Kgalagadi, Kruger

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Feb 06, 2024

7 Simple Strategies for Sharper Wildlife Images In 2024

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7 Simple Strategies for Sharper Wildlife Images In 2024. Master simple techniques tailored for beginners

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Dec 11, 2023

Bird Interactions in the Kruger Park

Balckshouldered Kite and Purple Roller Interaction in the Kruger National 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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Dec 04, 2023

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei sunrise

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is one of the world's largest urban nature reserves and makes an ideal location for a wildlife photography day trip.

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Nov 27, 2023

The Elusive Eleven

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The Elusive Eleven are some of the most difficult animals to find when you are on an African safari. Here we discuss our experiences with these elusive critters

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Nov 04, 2023

40 Most Famous Wildlife Photographers in the World

We are thrilled to be included on a list of noted wildlife photographers for the https://lensespro.org/famous-wildlife-photographers/LensesPro website.There are some truly amazing wildlife photos in the article! Our photo in the piece was a leopard drinking at the Punda Maria waterhole in the Kruger National Park, captured in 2018.

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Apr 23, 2023

Kruger National Park – 2 opposing opinions this famous national park

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

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Feb 12, 2023

Hidden Leopard in the Kruger National Park

leopard in log strolling out

Hidden Leopard - Leopards are masters of camouflage and can also hide themselves very well!

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Jan 18, 2023

The Best Safari Spotlight for nocturnal photography...

Kambaku River Lodge - nighttime game spotting

There seems to be much confusion with spotlights so we demonstrate which one we feel is the Best Safari Spotlight by far.

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Jan 04, 2023

Wilderness Experience

Landscape over Onkoshi pan

The wilderness experience should provide you with tranquility, solitude, natural landscapes and natural soundscapes.

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Jan 04, 2023

Spiritual Photography - nature is beauty and spiritual reflection

TPE baobab sunrise

Spiritual Photography - those embarking on their own spiritual & artistic journeys

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Jan 04, 2023

A spiritual safari prepares us for physical and spiritual dangers

Honey-badger and Leopard standoff, image taken on the H1-4 near Balule camp in the Kruger National Park

A spiritual safari prepares us for life's encounters

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Sep 06, 2022

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

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Safari Car Hire - the best company to use for overland, 4X4 and sedan car hire when on a southern African safari is AVIS!

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Sep 06, 2022

Photographing Namibia - the Gondwana southern circuit

Photographing Namibia

Photographing Namibia - the Gondwana Collection of lodges provides the ideal base to see and photograph Namibia

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Aug 09, 2022

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

welcome to Oranjemund sign

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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Jan 13, 2022

Self-Care Tips To Feel More At Ease While Staying at Home

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Self-Care Tips To Feel More At Ease While Staying at Home

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Dec 08, 2021

Lukimbi Safari Lodge - a true 5-star safari lodge!

Lukimbi gate sign

Lukimbi Safari Lodge - the food, service, rooms and animal sightings are all excellent!

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Dec 05, 2021

Idube Safari Lodge - still one of the top lodges in Sabi Sand Reserve

Idube entrance

Idube Safari Lodge - one of the best safari lodges for photographing leopards, lions and wild dogs

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Sep 04, 2021

Bongani Mountain Lodge has magnificent views over the plains below

Bongani northern entrance

Bongani Mountain Lodge - luxury high up on a hill in the bushveld!

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Aug 25, 2021

3 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe When Travelling

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3 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe When Travelling

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Jul 18, 2021

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

Madikwe - elephants at sunset

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 Stopover

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

Mmabatho Palms hotel

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

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Jan 19, 2021

Kruger Shalati The Train on the Bridge - luxury safari accommodation

Shalati train on the bridge at golden hour

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

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How To Take Amazing Nature Photos

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Nov 05, 2020

Olifantsrus camping site and hide in Western Etosha

Galton gate

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

Letaba rest camps entrance gate

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

Pretoriuskop entrance gate

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,

White Rhino with calf having a standoff with an Elephant at a waterhole in the Kruger National Park

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

Selati Bridge sunrise image taken from inside Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National 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

Crocodile Bridge entrance gate

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May 04, 2020

Punda Maria is the northernmost camp in the Kruger Park

Punda gate at sunrise

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May 03, 2020

Lower Sabie camp provides super views over the Sabie River

Lower Sabie entrance

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!

Satara camp and giraffe

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”

Talamati Bushveld camps entrance gate

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

Olifants Rest camps entrance gate

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May 03, 2020

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

Shingwedzi camp entrance gate

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

Swallowtail Butterfly on the Eastern Rhigozum Flower in the Kruger National Park

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

Mopani rest camps entrance gate

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

Sunset near Orpen rest camp in the Kruger National Park

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Apr 15, 2020

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

Roodewal entrance gate

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Apr 15, 2020

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

Berg en Dal entrance gate

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

Bateleur Bushveld Camp entrance gate

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

The S139 Biyamiti road leading to Biyamiti Bushveld camp in the Kruger National Park

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Apr 15, 2020

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

Boulders Bush Lodge private entry road

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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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