At Kariega we are fortunate to have highly qualified and skilled guides who go out of their way for guests. Spending so much of their time in the wilderness surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna many of them have become adept at capturing fantastic action on their cameras.
Posts tagged “Birdlife”
Our photo of the week is of a southern double collared sunbird. Thank you to ranger Tayla for the beautiful image.
Beach trips are on offer for all River Lodge guests as part of their safari experience, Kariega is one of only a few Big 5 reserves in Africa where this is an option.
Nothing 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.
Kariega ranger Jone Fick shares information about some of the birds you are likely to see at Kariega during the summer months.
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).
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.
The Eastern Cape is aglow with the crimson flowers of the Aloe ferox plant at this time of year. The spiky, green, fleshy leaves of the aloe give life to orange-red speer-like flowers between May and August.
Kariega Game Reserve South Africa is lucky to have two tidal estuaries that run through the reserve. The Kariega and Bushman's River attract some incredible birdlife. Whether you are an avid birder, or looking for something special on your African safari you can enjoy the Kariega river cruises, spend time on safari finding and identifying birds with a skilled ranger (on foot or in an open 4x4 safari vehicle), or take a short boat trip to the Kenton-on-Sea to see birds of the coast.
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.