Scenery photos of birding trip to eastern South Africa 29 Oct - 20 Nov 2005 
John van der Woude   www.jvanderw.nl   -  see also report text

 

 
Ditholo reserve, open bushveld.

 
Zaagkuildrift road, mature bushveld.

 
Dry Vogelfontein at Nylsvlei.

 
Short-clawed Lark site in Polokwane Nature Reserve.

 
View from cabin 1 at Kurisa Moya near Magoebaskloof. Moist afromontane forest.

 
Along the loop trail of Kurisa Moya.

 
Near Pafuri picnic site in northernmost Kruger NP. Three Baobabs in the background.

 
Pafuri road in Kruger NP, along Luvuvhu river.

 
Luvuvhu river, Pafuri, Kruger NP.

 
Along Mahonie loop behind Punda Maria camp, Kruger NP.

 
Shingwedzi camp bungalows, Kruger NP.

 
Awaking lion pair along dirt road south of Shingwedzi, Kruger NP.

 
Nshawu vlei south of Shingwedzi, Kruger NP

 
Buffalo herd in the mopani region in the central part of Kruger NP.

 
Quite in contrast to the vast open savannas in eastern Africa, Kruger NP is mainly bush. 
View from kopje near Skukuza camp  in southern Kruger NP.

 
Granitic inselberg (kopje, koppie) west of Skukuza camp, Kruger NP. 
Good for Mocking Cliff-chat.

 
Leopard in shade of bush along dirt road west of Skukuza camp, Kruger NP.
Just to remind you why you have stay in your car.


Lake Panic, view from bird hide. Just west of Skukuza camp, Kruger NP.


Rhinoceros in open bush north of Lower Sabie camp, Kruger NP.


View from the restaurant of Lower Sabie camp, Kruger NP.
Hippo's in the Sabie river.


Malalotja NP, Swaziland, below the first picnic site. Blue Swallow here.


Lark country north of Wakkerstroom.


Every Dutch visitor will take this photo when passing this sign near Wakkerstroom. A sign like this could easily occur in the center of Holland, but never with that mountain at the background.


Sand Forest in Mkuzi reserve.


Savanna in Mkuzi reserve.


Nsumo Pan in Mkuzi reserve.


Near Nsumo Pan, Mkuzi reserve.


Forested dunes and marshy dune valleys near Cape Vidal, St. Lucia .....


Indian Ocean at Cape Vidal, St. Lucia ....


View from canopy tower of Dlinza reserve, Eshowe.


Golden Gate NP near the border of Lesotho.


The camp of Golden Gate NP. Bungalows/rondavels at the back, campsite at the front.


At the start of the lark road of Memel. The road soon climbs up to the plateau.


Seekoeivlei just north of Memel. View from the knoll near Waterval farm.