What a month!

Many of you have realized that I did not blog a lot in February. I had two good reasons. First I had to have an eye operation to remove a small foreign object from my right eye (the surgery went very well :-). Then I took a while off to recover and to spend some time with my brother who visited South Africa.

We enjoyed our stays at the Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga – one of the best hotels anywhere – at the Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in the Drakensberg – rightly known for its gourmet cuisine – and at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve – next to Thanda Safari my favorite place in KwaZulu Natal. We also did a day-excursion to St.Lucia for a walk on the Indian ocean and an excellent lunch (at a restaurant named ‘Reef and Dunes’). These are certainly some of the best places KwaZulu Natal has to offer. What a special program!

Here are a few pictures which I took on our travels to Durban, Pakamisa, Thanda, St.Lucia and to the Drakensberg.

And now it is back to Wildlife on Thanda Safari 🙂

The Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga, what a place, what a setting ...
The Oysterbox Hotel in Umhlanga, what a place, what a setting …
What an arrangement ...
A special flower arrangement in Oysterbox lobby …
Rain over the Pakamisa mountains ...
Rain over Pakamisa mountains …
Pakamisa, a special place to relax ...
Pakamisa, a special place to relax …
The Thanda Safari Lions impressed my brother by getting quite close ...
The Thanda Safari Lions impressed my brother by getting quite close …
And I slipped off the road on a game drive after heavy rains, but Bheki - my tracker - and I got the vehicle back onto the road ...
And I slipped off the road on a game drive after heavy rains, but Bheki – my tracker – and I got the vehicle back onto the road – what fun 🙂 …
... and Bheki's special smile as the rains approached ...
… and Bheki’s special smile as the rains approached on Thanda …
Near the beach in St.Lucia ...
Near the beach in St.Lucia …
A Splendid Locust on the St.Lucia beach ...
A Splendid Locust on the St.Lucia beach …
A beautiful setting and gourmet cuisine, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse ...
A beautiful setting and gourmet cuisine, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse …
The Drakensberg Mountains in the early morning ...
The Drakensberg Mountains in the early morning …
Not-so-wild-life ... this old cat kept me company as I relaxed at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse ...
Not-so-wild-life … this old cat kept me company as I relaxed at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse …
... and finally a dramatic sky over Thanda as I returned after travelling for almost 2,000 kilomteres ...
… and finally a dramatic sky over Thanda as I returned after travelling for almost 2,000 kilomteres …

Lion+

I have just uploaded a few more Lion images taken between 2006 and  2017. Have a look at http://www.sperka.biz/sg1 (total 76 images).

This is one of many species gallery available online at http://www.sperka.biz/sg

Please contact me at info@sperka.com in case you are interested in publishing any of these images or if you would like to license any image for printing (for personal or commercial use).

These are some of the newly uploaded images!

Focus!
Focus!
50mm Lens!
50mm Lens!
iPhone Photography!
iPhone Photography!
My 2016 Favorite!
My 2016 Favorite!
Little one!
Little one!
His Majesty!
His Majesty!