Monday, May 19, 2014

Gentle Natural Design

We had a beautiful visit to Umfolozi Game Reserve in KZN a couple of weeks ago.
The mood at this time of the year was gently Autumnal. The fragrant colours of the vegetation were so delicious.
The stripy pattern of the Zebra trotting alongside our car was softened by the  cross-hatch of the long grass.
Can you spot the lioness hiding here? She kept us entertained for a while, as she attempted to catch baby warthog for lunch.  We wondered why she was on her own.
The game at Mpila camp come right in - only elephant are kept at bay by an electric wire.  We had hyena try to join us at our braai every night.  This sweet impala could not resist the dripping tap in our campsite.

"Hluhluwe and iMfolozi Game Reserves were formally established as game reserves in 1895 and today, along with the Corridor Reserve proclaimed in 1989, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora.

The iMfolozi section in the south is characterised by wide open spaces and is a natural treasure store of fascinating fauna and flora. Species include the “Big Five”-

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