Photo of the Week

Photo: Animal babies

Kariega Buck1 Jone FickPhotographic ranger Matt accurately said that we were in for a good “baby season”.We are pleased to share a few pictures of the abundance of new life on the reserve. Our thanks to rangers Chelee, Jone and Matt for the photographs.



Photo: African fish eagle

Kariega Jacques Matthysen Fish Eagle April14Nothing says African Safari more clearly than the evocative call of the African fish eagle. These majestic birds can be seen perched in the treetops along the banks of both the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers in Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.



Photo: African pygmy kingfisher

This week's photo of the week was taken by Kariega ranger and skilled photographer Jacques Matthysen, also known as Matt. The photograph captures the magnificent iridescent purple and blue of the African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta).


Photo: Honey Badger

Kariega Honey Badger SheilaOur photo of the week is a honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel in Afrikaans. Despite its name, it looks more like a weasel than any other badger.






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