A big thank you to Kariega ranger Tayla Jane McCurdy for sharing these recent pictures of Thandi.
Photo of the Week
With two rivers and prime location near the coast, Kariega game park is a hub of birdlife, offering birdwatchers a chance to view an assortment of southern Africa's most magnificent birds.
Kariega Game Reserve is excited to be hosting two photographic safaris in 2015 and welcome both experienced and novice photographers to join us in a guided journey through the untouched wilderness of the Eastern Cape. Only 6 spaces on each trip so book soon to ensure a spot.
Our picturesque Eastern Cape game reserve hosted another successful Africa Geographic Travel photographic safari between 9 - 13 May 2014.
Rhinos are one of the few megaherbivores (plant-eaters that weigh more than 900 kilograms or 2,000 pounds) still alive. Recently their numbers have been dramatically reduced with the increase of poaching. Poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa during 2013 and 376 have been reportedly killed by poachers this year. We simply cannot allow them to become extinct.
Chameleons are a fascinating type of lizard. There are approximately 160 species that come in a range of colours, most with the amazing ability to change colour. Kariega is home to the beautiful southern dwarf chameleon which occurs only in the Eastern Cape
Last week's photo of the week touched on the beauty of our own human gaze, but what of the rhino gaze and the gaze of every living creature we are lucky to encounter?
While this series of entertaining photos shows a playful buffalo that appears to be nuzzling the game ranger in delight, Buffalos are in fact incredibly dangerous and often aggressive creatures that are able to do a lot of damage with their extremely powerful and large horns.
Kariega guest Rowan Seagers recently sent us a great image of a jackal sighting, commenting: “My visit to Kariega was much too short! I went out on game drive with Tayla and she managed to find us 4 different white rhino, a black rhino, a herd of elephants, plenty of antelope and general game, and one of my highlights, this jackal attempting to hunt guinea fowl...
This week's photo of the week reminds us of the strange layers and intricacies of nature. While a snowflake or a spider's web may be perfectly symmetrical, there are other kinds of delicacies that are just as perfect.