All Blogs

January 9, 2019

Cape Skink

_DSC8721 Cape Skink, Trachylepis capensis This feisty little character lives near the lounge at Kwena lodge under the rocks. We can often hear its stout little body scuttling through the bushes. This species of skink gives birth to litters of about 6 live babies. Typically, skinks are active by day and terrestrial by night, so you are more than li
Read More
January 5, 2019

Impala, Aepyceros melampus

_DSC7191 Impala (Aepyceros melampus) are one of our most successful antelope species in south Africa, and one of the more commonly viewed species on Gondwana while on safari.The graceful impala is often overlooked as it is so often seen. However it is one of the most adaptable antelope species making it also one of the most successful. Impalas have excellen
Read More
January 4, 2019

Gondwana’s Tower of Giraffe

_DSC7852 I was so fortunate to see and spend some time with this group of giraffes together a few weeks ago, a proper tower of giraffe on our precious Gondwana Game Reserve. They were running up and down the hill playing together, stopping to eat the sweet leaves of Acacia Karoo and even stopping to have a good neck scratch up against anything tall enough!!
Read More
January 4, 2019

Scabiosa columbaria

_DSC8091 Scabiosa columbaria is a gorgeous plant with faintly scented blooms. It is also known locally as Jonkmansknoop. The leaves are mostly clustered at the base of the stem. The flowerheads can be up to 30mm in diameter and are presented on long stalks. The flowers can vary in colour from white to mauve / purple. The nectar produced by the flowers, attr
Read More
January 4, 2019

Tephrosia capensis

_DSC8025 Tephrosia capensis is the only one of the 400 species in this Genus that occur in the Klein Karoo region. This is a gorgeous little spreading shrublete that can be up to 30cm tall. The striking flowers are 8mm to 10mm and can be pink or purple. The leaves are pinnate with linear elliptic leaflets. They flower almost all year long and can be found i
Read More
January 4, 2019

Bobartia macrospatha subsp. macrospatha

_DSC7741 Bobartia macrospatha subsp. macrospatha, also known as Blombiesie the narrow cylindrical leaves are almost 1m tall and almost identical to the flowering stems which carry clusters of yellow flowers. This species is endemic to South Africa. It flowers from spring to summer and occurs in Moist Protea Fynbos along coastal mountains. You will hardly fi
Read More
January 4, 2019

Ornithogalum dubium

_DSC8126 Ornithogalum dubium also known as geel tjienkerintjee (yellow chincherinchee), it’s a lovely bulb. The flowers can be orange, yellow or white with a dark centre. It is found flowering now on the reserve. Ornithogalum dubium often flowers after good rains or fire. Flowers are about 3cm in diameter when open and the plant can grow up to 50 cm tall.
Read More
Page 1 of 2812345...1020...Last »
  • AFFILIATIONS

  • ACCOLADES AND AWARDS

    African Property Awards winner:  2016 & 2017 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2016 Winner
    BirdLife South Africa - Birder Friendly 2016 Winner of Sanlam Top Destination Award