Summer Birding at Bakoorvlakte

I am a lover of summer. If I was a bird, I would definitely be some kind of migrant. Not only do I love the heat, the sun and the abundance of growth, but I also love travelling. I’d love to be flying where the sun is shining. I am still a little bit in…

‘n Omgewingsvriendelike koffie kafee in Bloemfontein

Ter ere van Wêreldomgewingsdag wil ek graag met julle ietsie deel oor ‘n koffie kafee in Bloemfontein wat regtig hulle deel doen vir die omgewing. Ek voel dat plekke soos die moet gevier word. Die koffie kafee, Coffee Talks Cafe is naby die Botaniese tuine en in Rayton kleinhoewe omgewing, Bloemfontein. Van buite af nooi ‘n…

Raising a spotted Hyena – Part 4

Introducing Crocuta to a male It was time for Crocuta to no longer be in human company, but be with her own kind. Of all the phases this was the most difficult one for me. How will I know if it will work or not? Wild animals, and actually most animals, cannot really be controlled.…

Skryfsafari – Jou gelukkigste herinneringe as ‘n kind.

Wat is jou gelukkigste herinneringe as ‘n kind. Myne is ongetwyfeld Wildtuin vakansies. Dit is ook waar my liefde vir die natuurlewe, die veld en voëlskyk met rasse skrede gegroei het. Ook waar die droom om eendag in die platteland te woon begin vorm het. Ons wildtuin vakansies, waarna ons maande uitgesien het, was die…

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…

About Coffee and the Bloem Coffee Expo

How many ways are there to enjoy a cup of coffee? A thousand probably.  Alone, to wake up in the morning, at lunch with a friend, over a good conversation, in a meeting, quickly at work or a firm favourite, in a coffee cafe, with the buzz of people all around you and that familiar…

Skryfsafari: Agter die venster

  Sy het die rosies aspris so gepak. So asof dit vir ‘n Instagram foto is. Als moet perfek wees. Asof dit ‘n verskil gaan maak. Hulle gaan tog vandag kom sê wat hul wil. Dit is reeds op die kaarte. Haar hout vensters is effe verweer en die blikbeker het sy uit haar kampkrat…

Wat is ‘n Nul-Vullis Lewe?

Zero-waste, geen vullis, vullis-vry. Vullis pla my nog my hele lewe lank. Ek kan goed onthou hoe ek in die laerskool ‘n “bende” gestig het wat natuurbewaring moes doen. Pouse moes almal vullis optel op die skoolveld. Nodeloos om te sê, dit het nie baie lank gehou nie, want wie wil nou vullis optel as…

15 ways to incorporate country living in your city life.

Country living is a lifestyle and a feeling and you can create a life that makes you happy and feels peaceful, wherever you are. Here are some ideas: 1. Grow your own vegetables. 2. Get a bird feeder, nothing says country like the friendly chirping of birds to wake you up. 3. Get a water…

Die Langehovenpark – Boeremark – Bloemfontein

Wat is nou meer landelik as ‘n lekker boeremark. Ek het die mark al so paar keer besoek, veral met die doel om vars vrugte en groente te vind, maar ook sommer net vir die lekker ervaring van vroeg opstaan en ‘n boeremark. Eerstens, as jy die mark wil besoek en regtig die volle ervaring…