In celebration of National Birding Day today we would like to share some information on a rarely spotted bird that was recently photographed at Kariega Game Reserve by our headranger Jason Friend. The Barred Owlet is known for it's scattered and isolated populations, and their occurrence in the Eastern Cape is particularly intriguing.
Kariega Conservation Volunteers celebrated Children's Day this year by spending the day playing with the students from Farmerfield School. "We played all the games we could possibly think of from our childhood and had lots of fun and great laughs. What a Wonderful Wednesday!"
We were recently pleased to assist a family on a specialised tour of South Africa's famous Garden Route. We were even more pleased to receive a such a great review from their stay that included Cape Town, Hermanus (whale-watching Mecca), Knysna & Plettenberg Bay and ending at Kariega Game Reserve.
We were happy to receive this update from Thandi's keeper, and Kariega Game Reserve operations manager Jason Loest: "She is doing fine and is calm and relaxed and although one never truly knows what an animal might be feeling I would have to say she looks quite content. She is displaying an almost inquisitive nature by..."
Kariega Game Reserve was recently the location of an Africa Geographic photographic safari, hosted by the very talented photographer and ranger Brendon Jennings. The success of this specialised five day safari has led to the scheduling of two more Africa Geographic photo safaris at Kariega - one in May 2014 and one in September 2014.
We were pleased to hear that Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape recently featured in South Africa's independent newspaper, the Mail & Guardian, with a great interview with our GM, Alan Weyer.
This Wednesday the Kariega Conservation Volunteers spent the day serving at Masibulele Preschool and Ekamphumleni soup kitchen as part of a pilot township volunteer programme facilitated by the Kariega Project.
The Kariega Foundation was recently proud to team up with local NGO, The Kariega Project in support of a local Age-in-Action campaign.
Kariega blogger and local conservationist, Bart Logie, has just released his seventh book, 'Boots in the Baviaans' to appear on shelves today, 21 October. It is the latest in a series of Eastern Cape Travel books, and like its predecessors it is a mixture of history, natural history and fascinating stories. It also records a 200km walk through the Eastern Cape's spectacular world heritage site - The Cape Floral Region.