Tag: Country Living

Country People – Meet Villiers Steyn from Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Meet Villiers Steyn, professional photographer and photographic safari guide. My first impression of Villiers was through articles he wrote when he was a journalist for the Go!/Weg! magazine. I always really enjoyed his articles. It was also a recent article in the Africa Geographic Magazine that prompted me to interview him for my Country People…

Country People – Meet Colleen Black from Mazabuka, Zambia.

Meet Colleen Black, follower of Christ, wife, zero waste enthusiast and expat       I have been following Colleen’s inspirational journey since I read about her Zero-waste lifestyle in a Go, Platteland Magazine in 2015.  What a perfect person to start of this Category, celebrating Country People in this month of Plastic-Free July. Where…

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.…

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…

Some Bat-eared Foxes of Bakoorvlakte

  My husband gave me a trailcam for my birthday. I have always wanted one to see what walks around in the bush when I am not there. After some experimenting with different areas I finally got some footage of the Bat-eared foxes that live on the farm. Not the best and the longest videos,…

What is the deal with a Buffalo Thorn?

Enter Buffalo Thorn on Google and a list of safari lodges pop up, poets write about it and I even have a friend that has a buffalo thorn twig tattooed over her ribs. So what is the big deal with this tree? It is clearly just one of those trees that make you think of…

Welcome to Bakoorvlakte

The time for new beginnings is now. Welcome to the valley of sheep, lucerne, cattle and… Bat-eared foxes. Less rocky outcrops, less mountains and more grassy plains and more agricultural farming, but still the country. We moved to a farm where the main focus is sheep farming and lucerne under irrigation. There is also cattle…

Malachite Sunbird Visit

When we just moved to the Free State, I had a hard time adapting and I especially missed some of my favourite birds. I have soon gotten over that, because the area we are living in is so rich in bird life.  I have in the meantime been able to add a couple of new species to…

Afterwork Quick Birding Drive

I went on a quick game drive this afternoon, looking for some birds. Lately I have been trying to get my bird knowledge to a better level. What a blessing to be able to improve it right here at home. I would like to share a few of the things I saw on drive. Enjoy.