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Caprivi

We are stepping onto an island…

The grey ribbon of the tar road carries an endless array of enormous trucks, crowded minibuses, pick-ups packed to capacity, donkey carts, bakkies, fancy limousines and four-wheel drive rental cars from west to east...
Carmines

Research on Carmine Bee-eaters

Mark Boorman from Swakopmund and I ringed a total of 530 Carmine Bee-eaters of the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Camp (previously Island View Lodge) and Zambezi Mubala Lodge (former Kalizo Lodge) in September...
Van Zyl's Pass

If you master this one you are fit to drive anywhere – Van Zyl’s...

The view from the top of the mountain pass is overwhelming. The magnificent vast desert scenery spreads out far below, and the dry Marienfluss riverbed meanders through it. Now is the time to take...
Gondwana Kaas en Wyn

Dashing through the Desert – Gondwana Kaas en Wyn

Have you heard of the unique four man Gondwana Collection team that is gearing up for the Nedbank Desert Dash? The Kaas en Wyn (cheese and wine) team. So, here’s what you do need...
Desert Dash

So you want to Dash?

Having spent an agonizing 10 minutes in front of an internet connected device, waiting for the magical time of 10:00 am, you click on “Enter Here”. The web page goes blank for a few...
Memories of Meob Bay

Memories of Meob Bay

Growing up along the Transkei coast in South Africa, and having a father and grandfather who were keen fishermen, and a great grandfather who owned a fishing shop, definitely laid the foundation for one...
Kupferhai

To Swakopmund for giving birth and mating

During the summer months pregnant copper sharks migrate to the coastal waters near Swakopmund and give birth to their young. By then, males have already moved there to mate with the females later. Anglers had...
Flyer underwater

Flying underwater

The brownish-black and white plumage typical of the juvenile birds was already there, but the young Pied Avocet, which was foraging on the water's edge, was not able to fly yet. When it was...
Zambezi Classic International

Anglers are very serious about nature conservation

“We are worried that the number of fish in the Zambezi River is diminishing all the time, that commercial fishermen are casting their nets in increasing numbers and that the ecological balance of the...
Birds and Mammals

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

The clamour of Smith’s bush squirrels, which measure 35 cm with tail, makes some visitors look to the treetops as soon as they arrive at Namushasha River Lodge on the banks of the Kwando....