Category: Wildlife

Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 3

This is the story of Crocuta continued. At around 8/9 months old, Crocuta was still living in and around camp with us. At this point I did not allow her in our house anymore, but on the odd occasion she did come in, she was like a happy child. Jumping on couches and bookshelves and…

Sunday and Summer Loveliness

We recently had some rain, and more rain upstream. The river that run’s through Bakoorvlakte flooded and everything is green. It’s my favourite time of the year, when everything is so lush. It always inspire me to walk around, explore and take pictures and also its a lovely time of the year to do bird…

Scrub Hare – Kolhaas – Lepus saxatalis

I found this pretty hare quietly sitting under a shrub. They usually dart of in a direction, but I didn’t switch of my vehicle wihen I saw it. Instead, I left it running and quietly got out sneaked around the vehicle to take the picture. I like how it came out, so I thought to…

Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 1

I don’t really know where to start with this story about an animal that is now closest to my heart. Spotted Hyenas are interesting animals. Their whoops and calls during the night are a big part of the African experience. I am quite scared of them. Especially in natural areas with no fences to keep them out. Although careful at first, they…

Chipo, my gift from God.

When my husband and I arrived in the Free State in April 2012, things were difficult for me. I grew up in Pretoria, then worked in Nylstroom for some time, moved to Hoedspruit, where I got married to my husband and we moved to the Eastern Free State together for a job opportunity. I did not…

A Game Drive and some Buffalo

Sundown spot

Yesterday afternoon my sister-in-law and her husband came to visit and we went on a game drive. Even though the trees are getting leaves, the bush is still very, very dry and we are praying for rain. Here are some pictures of the farm and the buffaloes we saw. Enjoy them. Liza.