There are several key concerns that I have with regards to our new burgeoning legal, albeit regulated, trade in rhino horn. Now that its legal to trade rhino horn locally, it must surely be legal to start aggressive marketing and … Read More

The hunters tools

INDIVIDUAL SPEED, STRENGTH AND SURPRISE in the fight for survival is essential.  From the sheer power of a lion or elephant in attack or defense, to the ‘startle displays’ of the chameleon and the incredible speed of a cheetah are … Read More

scarab rolling dung in the kruger

Facts and Faeces – Another Shit Day in Africa Birthday Calendar order form


Monitor lizard facts

The Varanidae; a family of lizards of which the Komodo dragon is the largest. This one, the water monitor (Varanus niloticus) is the largest lizard in Africa. The other one we have is the rock monitor (Varanus albigularis) a heavy … Read More

Talking armpits? Guiding through pheromones!

“No pheromonal substance has ever been demonstrated to directly influence human behaviour.” That’s what the scientists say…but one smelly armpit around the braaifire (barbecue) could destroy such statements. Are we sure that our ‘anthropines’ ( human pheromones) and are our … Read More

Elephant crossing river in Kruger

On Safari – A journey through the sands of time

My journey (safari) in your presence always begins from within my own sense of exploration. Mine is a combination of philosophy, physics, the sciences within life, and all the promises of tomorrow. I will stop and pick up a piece … Read More

elephant eating in the kruger

One blinking little light!

Imagine this. You’re on an elephant bull sighting, nothing out of the ordinary – a young elephant bull grazing about 30 meters from you. Your guests are from Canada and the USA, they arrived a few hours earlier and you … Read More

hornbill in kruger

Walking towards freedom: Guiding in the Kruger National Park

There are two important reasons why I am still passionate about guiding in the Kruger National Park. The first is that I know that every game drive or bush walk I conduct will be different from the last one. The … Read More

zebras in the kruger

Zebras in the Kruger – Just horsing around?

Zebras are intriguing to look at, to watch and to contemplate. Their body colouration demands question. Let’s try to unravel the mystery of zebra stripes, and unwind the colour scheme to see if we can make any sense of why … Read More

lion kill in kruger

A morning walk in the Kruger

Kruger Weather (overhead) conditions: early morning mist, cloudy but lifting with a gentle south-westerly breeze, turning slightly. Walk in southerly direction from the main road (S110) wind direction is south. Approximately 100 metres further see two white rhinos – cow … Read More