Posts by Theo
Southern African LBJs made simple
After a number of attempts by other authors, at last a birding field guide is published that really simplifies the formidable task of identifying LBJs (little brown jobs) successfully.
Southern African LBJ’s made simple by Doug Newman & Gordon King
Published by Struik (R180)
Sponsored by Sasol
Showers at Shilowa
Shilowa you say? Yes, if you trace the Old Main Road between Letaba and Shingwedzi on a map of the Kruger National Park, you should find the name. A little known fact is that it is also the name of the third stopover on the Lebombo Eco-Trail, which is a guided 4x4 trail that runs between Crocodile Bridge in the south and Crooks Corner in the north over five days.
Birds in peril
The recent Annual General Meeting at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology sheds light on interesting facts and explores the negative impact of climate change on bird populations.
Lebombo Overland Eco Trail: Day 5
The last day takes us from Nzopfuri to Crook's Corner
Lebombo Overland Eco Trail: Day 4
The road from Shilowa to Nzopfuri takes in spectacular baobab trees before heading into mopani shrubveld.
Lebombo Overland Eco Trail: Day 3
Day 3 begins with an early start and ends in my idea of paradise.
Lebombo Overland Eco Trail: Day 2
Day 2 takes travellers from Mlondozi to Pumbe and has a surprise in store for us
Lebombo Overland Eco Trail: Diary of a participant
The Lebombo Eco Trail is an experience dreamt of by nature lovers everywhere. Following a route along Kruger's eastern border, this off-road trail takes you into pristine bush.