Category: Nature

The Ultimate Kgalagadi – Botswana trip

In April this year we went for a two week trip to Botswana. It is a pleasure to share our experiences with other nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The big difference from the normal Botswana trip was that we routed our trip through the Kgalagadi National Park. On 20 April 2011 we left Bloemfontein for Twee…


The Magic of Chobe through the lens

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain     To dream and discover a place like…


The Beauty of the Mokala National Park captured on Camera

Mokala National Park is one of the newest national assets of the National Parks in South Africa and the uncut diamond of the rich diamond fields of the Northern Cape. Where is the Mokala National Park? It is situated in the Plooysburg area south-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape and offers visitors unspoilt views…


Conversation with wildlife and travel photographer Heinrich van den Berg

Do you sometimes stop to browse through a publication on the coffee table  – not wishing to be interrupted and in awe at the brilliant images of nature captured by the photographer? We stopped at the Photo and Film Expo and took the time to introduce ourselves to one such kind photographer Heinrich van den…


In Conversation with photographer, Peter McKellar

Some are fortunate to have been there, to have done the hard yards and then to pursue their passion for photography! One such talented photographer is Peter McKellar whom I have been fortunate to meet during a recent photo safari! I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about himself and photography. Tell me something…


Why has wildlife photography become so popular and are photographers chasing “golden light”?

If you have, like me, ever wondered about these questions, then I suggest you read Shem Compion‘s book. This is a brilliant book with lots of information for the beginner as well as professional Photographer. Insider’s Guide: Top Photography spots in South Africa. I quote from this book: “Digital cameras have made photography so much…


Seeing the light – From Satara to Lower Sabie

The last two weeks I have been traveling with my big friend Jaap Wildeboer through the Kruger National Park. First we were in Satara and now in Lower Sabie. Jaap just took up Photography a month ago and while helping him to sort out his stuff I once again realized what it is that “newcomers”…


Conversation with South African Wildlife Photographer Hilton Kotze

I have known Hilton Kotze, 2007 Fuji /Getaway wildlife photographer of the year, for many years. He recently hosted two safari’s for Outdoorphoto which I attended – One being to the Masai Mara. Here I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his experiences , joys and highlights as a photographer. Hilton is…


Satara – Home of the Lions

We arrived at Satara on Monday. Arriving at 12h00 in 31 degrees  celsius, we unpacked and set up our campsite. At 15h00 we went for the afternoon drive on the well- known S100 road and found four lion cubs without their mother (probably were busy hunting). Satara: Best place to capture Lions on Camera in…


A Photo Safari to Elephant Plains, Sabi

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”- St Augustine I had the opportunity to join a few friends from Bloemfontein on an Outdoorphoto Safari at Elephant Plains, Sabi. The Lowveld of South Africa has always been a haven for wildlife. Sabi Sand offers some of the best…