Today was brilliant, first of all we went to a pet shop where we could see what animals they sell and what conditions they are kept in, we got to see many species – some that we have in our English pet shops but there were also some venomous snakes and some animals which i […]
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One thing we can never get over is how inquisitve Giraffes are in this park! It is almost as though they want to get a good look at who is inside the car.
Kosi Bay – Historic Fish Traps and Beach After breakfast at our Kosi Bay accommodation we all walked down to the historic fish traps where we were introduced to Elmon a local fisherman. Elmon took us into the water and gave us a tour of the traps and showed us how they worked. Unfortunately the […]
Day 5 – Wilderness Trail The Nightwatch diary Got up quite early and got ready for the over night wilderness trail. Not going to lie, sounded pretty scary, walking through the bush and then camping over night outside with people taking shifts to keep watch, but it was so cool!!!!! So the walk to the […]
It seems that these little primates are becoming big fans of the night vision camera! I was standing right in the window with a normal video camera for this one! They’re getting brave!
Whilst the bushbabies love to hang out in our sandforest here in Hluhluwe, they tend to run off at the sight of humans. But now winter is coming and they have suddenly got very confident… Be prepared for regular updates from these cheeky little monkeys!!
For those of you who haven’t found this post via the main website of our Hluhluwe accommodation, this is what you have to look forward to when you book at Umkhumbi Lodge. A walk along a winding path (lit by fairy nights at light) leads to your home from home. And don’t worry about […]
At Umkhumbi lodge we are proud to say that each room has a resident Velvet gecko (they stay outside, don’t worry!) The Velvet gecko is on the IUCN list due to it’s rarity. One species of the Velvet gecko is so rare that it was only recently rediscovered! They are larger than the non-indigenous Tropical […]
Day 1 Lets talk cameras! A big thanks to African Imagery for hosting their recent photo workshop with us here at Umkhumbi Lodge in Hluhluwe. Well, ok, not exactly dinosaurs, but pretty close! Today was spent at Zulu Croc – the crocodile centre a mere 5 minute drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. Everyone was a bit […]
Arriving at Hlane Royal National Park, the Waterhole by the restaurant was like a scene out of the Lion King! Rhino, Hippo, Elephants, Impala, Stork, Ox Peckers and Crocodile, all that was missing was the Giraffe! Another evening drive for Stephanie and Adrian Tonight followed by an early morning mountain bike ride around the park […]