Monthly Archives: February 2009


South African road trip (Part I – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth)

In February 2009 I had the good fortune of  visiting South Africa for a month long road trip. First part of the trip we spent visiting various wildlife management facilities (the work part) and the […]


South African road trip (Part II – Addo Elephant Park)

Days 7 & 8 – Addo Elephant National Park (Port Elizabeth) My first African safari. And less than 5 minutes into the drive we started seeing wildlife: a Leopard tortoise crossing the road, Secretary bird […]


South African road trip (Part III – Johannesburg and around)

Day 10 – Johannesburg Zoo I had a meeting in Johannesburg Zoo, which meant we had to make a foray into the wilds of the criminal capital of the world. Johannesburg is probably the second […]


South African Road trip (Part IV – Kruger National Park and surrounding sanctuaries)

Day 15 – Johannesburg – Kapama. Overnight at Timbawati Lodge We spent most of the day driving from Johannesburg towards Kruger National Park. The last part of the drive took us through some spectacular mountainous […]


South African Road trip (Part V – Kruger safari)

Day 20: February 21st ~ Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (Viva Safari) The ‘business’ part of the trip being finished Duk and I headed back to Kruger for a few days. To make things easier […]