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Birding in Hluhluwe

Sunbird spectacle: Birdwatching in Hluhluwe This May and June has seen a spectacle of sunbirds here at Umkhumbi Lodge, with a feeding frenzy in the neighbouring pineapple field. We have seen an amazing 8 species of sunbird in these few weeks in Hluhluwe, 3 of which were previously unconfirmed sightings – we have now added […]

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Mkhuze day trip

Yesterday we took a drive into Mkhuze game reserve to show the volunteers a new park. Mkhuze is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and is about 45 minutes’ drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. We entered through Ophansi gate on the eastern side, and headed down to Nsumo pan where there are great views of the […]

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Day 2 – Hluhluwe Imfolozi

Day 2 – Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Thankfully it was not a baking hot day in the park today! The sun was out, there was no chill on the breeze (except at 5 o’clock in the morning maybe) and the bird sightings were fantastic! hamerkop woolynecked stork hadeda ibis african white backed-vulture lappet faced vulture white headed vulture […]

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